First U.S. case of ‘community spread’ coronavirus confirmed

American citizens remained on high alert after the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed the first case of ‘community spread’ coronavirus in the United States. ‘Community spread’ has been defined as an infection that came from an unknown source, meaning the new patient was likely infected secondhand by another person in the U.S.

Rep. Hurd: Coronavirus threat to public still low

GOP congressman Will Hurd (R-Texas) said he trusts the information released by government agencies regarding the coronavirus threat in the U.S. In an interview Thursday, he said the CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services have been preparing for this type of case dating back to the days of the avian and swine flu scares.