Published On: Fri, Feb 14th, 2020

CDC Warns That Coronavirus Is Probably With Us Through The Rest Of The Year As Death Toll Rises

In an interview on Thursday with CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield warned that the coronavirus will most likely continue through the rest of this year, reported CNN.

“We don’t know a lot about this virus. This virus is probably with us beyond this season, beyond this year, and I think eventually the virus will find a foothold and we will get community-based transmission.”

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has been preparing for a widespread outbreak of illnesses in the United States for quite some time now. The coronavirus, originating in the Hubei province of China, has made its way to the North American country with 15 cases of the virus confirmed in seven states: eight in California, two in Illinois, and one in Arizona, Washington, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and Texas.

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CDC Warns That Coronavirus Is Probably With Us Through The Rest Of The Year As Death Toll Rises