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Overall risk to Americans from deadly Coronavirus remains low: President Trump

Updated: March 7, 2020 11:40 am

US President Donald Trump has said the overall risk to the American public from deadly Coronavirus remains low. According to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus tracker at least 299 cases of coronavirus have been detected in the US and 14 people have died due to it.

The total number of cases globally stands at 101,88 with 3,460 deaths, as per the data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University.

Referring to the cases and deaths reported in other countries like China, Trump asserted that coronavirus is under control in the US.

At a White House news conference later in the day, Vice President Mike Pence said that 21 people aboard a cruise ship held off the coast of California have tested positive for the coronavirus. There were 3,500 people on board the Grand Princess ship anchored near San Francisco. Pence is leading the efforts of the Trump Administration in containing coronavirus.

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