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The past year | Looking back on the anniversary of first US COVID-19 case

What began as an alert a couple of new virus that made its manner from China into the US, has since exploded right into a pandemic, impacting tens of millions of individuals worldwide.

SAN DIEGO — This week marks one year since the first case of Coronavirus was detected in the United States. So a lot has occurred over the past 12 months. What began as an alert a couple of new virus that made its manner from China into the US, has since exploded right into a pandemic, impacting tens of millions of individuals worldwide.



“This is a rapidly evolving situation and we’re gaining more knowledge every day,” a CDC official mentioned.

December 31, 2019: Chinese authorities alerted the World Health Organization.

January 21, 2020: The CDC confirmed a Washington state man who not too long ago traveled to Wuhan had the virus, making it the first identified case in the US.

January 31, 2020: The Trump administration declared a public well being emergency.

March 4, 2020: California declared a state of emergency.

March 11, 2020: The World Health Organization categorized COVID-19 as a pandemic.

At the time, former San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer mentioned, “What we do tonight and what we do tomorrow, what we do next week really will affect what happens next.”

March 19, 2020: What did occur subsequent in California was a keep at residence order. Businesses have been pressured to close down, firms informed staff to work remotely. Students and lecturers additionally transitioned from the classroom to educating remotely from their properties.

UCSD pupil Ryan Beatty informed News 8, “It’s definitely not the same online and I just really miss the in-person classes.”

August 2020: San Diego noticed some enhancements in the COVID-19 information shifting the county to the purple tier and faculties and companies have been allowed to reopen.  

November 2020: San Diego County moved back in the most restrictive purple tier, implementing closures as soon as once more.

One native bar proprietor mentioned, “We didn’t get any relief from our landlord.”

To date, there have been greater than 219,000 confirmed circumstances in San Diego County and greater than 2,200 individuals have died.

The US loss of life toll stands at 406,000. Worldwide, it’s over two million.



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