As of Monday, February 3, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — said there have been 11 cases of the coronavirus in the U.S.
Six of the 11 cases have been reported in California.
Illinois declared two cases.
Washington state, Arizona, and Massachusetts each announced one diagnosis.
So far, no one has died from the coronavirus in the U.S.
Filipina American health practitioner Tessie Guinto is urging the public to relax and to focus on one thing: hygiene.
“Just wash your hands. And we’re always telling them avoid hugging, kissing and shaking hands with everybody. And always if you’re not comfortable, then you can put on a disposable mask.”
Guinto stressed that basic hygiene is the nest defense in avoiding getting sick.
And as a hospital worker who often works closely with sick patients, Guinto said she remains committed to her work.
“We’ll take care of them. [We] always talk to them about it; that don’t panic, just relax. I know they’re so scared, especially now.”
And while the world is doing it’s best to contain the coronavirus — Guinto remains optimistic that further outbreak will be stopped and people will get the help they need.
“We always say take care of the patient, take care of yourself, and take care of the patient and give a good hygiene to them and always give them a good hundred percent care for them.”
In the latest figures by China’s health authoritie — the coronavirus has claimed 425 lives and has infected 20,348 people.
Worldwide, more than 24,000 people have been infected, while more than 490 have died due to the coronavirus.