Over 600 Coronavirus Cases In The U.S., 5 Members of Congress Self Isolate

(Washington, DC-AP) — The director of the CDC says the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow. Doctor Robert Redfield told reporters the number has gone over 600 cases, but the increase was expected as time goes on.

Cases have been reported in at least 35 states and the District of Columbia. Redfield says they are keeping an eye on several community outbreaks.

He argued that despite the increase in cases, the risk of the illness to Americans remains low.

Five members of Congress are now isolated after being exposed to someone with coronavirus. And two of them spent time with President Trump.

Matt Gaetz of Florida was on Air Force One today and Doug Collins of Georgia shook Trump’s hand Friday. Both men decided to stay home out of caution.

Same goes for California Congresswoman Julia Brownley who also closed her DC office for the week. This comes after Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar went into self-quarantine yesterday.

 

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