The Associated Press has confirmed a sixth person has died in the United States from the coronavirus.
Right now there are at least 9 suspected or confirmed cases of local transmission in the country.
The White House maintains the risk to Americans “remains low” adding that they now there will be more cases but that their task force is on top of containing the virus.
President Trump met with pharmaceutical executives Monday to discuss the timeline for a COVID-19 vaccine.
“We’ve asked them to accelerate whatever they are doing in terms of a vaccine,” Trump said.
The outbreak has crossed the country with new cases popping up in Florida, New York, and Rhode Island.
Trump’s North Carolina campaign rally is still on track.
“These were set up a long time ago and others are, you can ask that to the democrats they are holding a lot of rallies, that’s what they are doing, they are campaigning,” Trump said. “I think it’s very safe.”
The White House has banned foreign nationals who visited Iran in the last 14 days and raised the travel advisory for Italy and South Korea to level 4.
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