The first confirmed case of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) came on January 21, 2020, in the state of Washington.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today confirmed the first case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States in the state of Washington. The patient recently returned from Wuhan, China, where an outbreak of pneumonia caused by this novel coronavirus has been ongoing since December 2019. While originally thought to be spreading from animal-to-person, there are growing indications that limited person-to-person spread is happening. It’s unclear how easily this virus is spreading between people.”
At the time. Dr. Anthony Fauci told Newsmax, “This is not a major threat to the people of the United States and this is not something that the citizens of the United States should be worried about right now.”
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>“This is not a major threat for the people in United States, and this is not something the citizens of the United States right now should be worried about” – Dr. Fauci to <a href=”https://twitter.com/gregkellyusa?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@gregkellyusa</a>, Jan 21, 2020 <a href=”https://t.co/xMrkGEvVX3″>pic.twitter.com/xMrkGEvVX3</a></p>— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) <a href=”https://twitter.com/johncardillo/status/1246098728085336066?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>April 3, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>