1st case of coronavirus confirmed in West Virginia, all 50 states now infected

by Jordyn Pair · Mar 17th, 2020 5:59 pm

West Virginia has its first confirmed case of coronavirus, Gov. Jim Justice announced on Tuesday. This means that COVID-19 has now spread to all 50 states in the U.S.

"We knew it was coming. We've prepared for this and we shouldn't panic. We should be cautious and we should be concerned, but we should not panic," Justice said. "We should go ahead and try to live our lives as best we can."

Justice had declared a state of emergency in the state on Monday in preparation for the confirmed case. He has also closed restaurants, bars, and casinos.

The governor has already closed preK-12 schools, issued a travel ban for state employees, and encouraged nursing homes and senior care facilities to limit visitation.


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