According to the people’s daily client, Johns Hopkins University’s real-time epidemic monitoring system shows that as of the afternoon of March 27, the United States had at least 100717 cases of new coronavirus infection, including 1544 deaths. Compared with about 24 hours ago, there are at least 18000 new infections and 360 new deaths in the United States.
New York state remains the most affected area in the United States, with at least 44870 confirmed cases. In addition, there are 8825 confirmed cases in New Jersey, 4569 in California and 3634 in Michigan.
On the same day, trump signed a presidential memorandum instructing the Minister of health and human services to use all powers provided by the defense production act to require GM to accept, perform and prioritize federal contracts for the production of respirators. On the same day, trump himself criticized GM for failing to start mass production of the ventilator that the United States urgently needs in response to the epidemic. That afternoon, trump also signed a $2.2 trillion stimulus bill to deal with the impact of the epidemic on the U.S. economy.
Efforts to respond to the epidemic are also escalating across the United States. The U.S. Army Corps of engineers says it will transform a Chicago Convention Center into a hospital that can treat 3000 patients. The governor of West Virginia announced Friday that all people entering the state would be required to undergo a 14 day quarantine. The state is the latest local state in the United States to have confirmed cases. In addition, Florida governor Ron de Santis said people entering Florida from Louisiana, where the epidemic is increasing, must be forced to undergo a 14 day period of self isolation.