As of Tuesday afternoon, at least 5,002 people in 49 states, plus Washington, D.C., and three U.S. territories, have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a New York Times database, and at least 93 patients with the virus have died.
NBA superstar Kevin Durant and three other Brooklyn Nets have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
On Tuesday, World Health Organization Director General explained how vital testing is in fighting the coronavirus.
“As I keep saying, all countries must take a comprehensive approach, but the most effective way to prevent infections and save lives is breaking the chains of transmission, and to do that you must test and isolate. You cannot fight a fire blindfolded, and we cannot stop this pandemic if we don’t know who is infected.”
He added, “We have a simple message for all countries: Test, test, test, every suspected case.”
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