The number of novel coronavirus cases worldwide is now at more than 360,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. As testing has become more available in the United States, the number of confirmed cases here has also jumped, to more than 35,000 as of March 23.
New York, California, and other states have implemented strict measures, shuttering nonessential businesses. “We’re all in quarantine now,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.
New York City is the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in America, but state and local officials across the country are confronting two major issues right now: not having the hospital capacity needed to treat and care for all the sick people, and not having enough personal protective equipment (PPE) — masks, gloves,