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CDC Teams Race to Catch Up to Spread of Coronavirus in U.S.

  • Study suggests it circulated for six weeks in Washington state
  • Test delays, narrow focus masked wider outbreak across nation
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Global Coronavirus Deaths Surpass 3,000 as Infections Spread
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The experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention huddled in a room with Bela Matyas, health officer of Solano County, California. They had a raft of questions about a milestone case in the spread of the coronavirus: the first U.S. victim with no known connection to travel in Asia.

“Did she go to the spa?” they wanted to know late last week. “Did she go to church? Did she go to a playground?”