A week ago there were 105. A week before that, 53.
It's increasing so fast it's difficult to imagine (as Ned shows). I also thought we wouldn't get to 1,000 until around Friday.
The Swiss government has said they will only test people with strong symptoms. They're giving up on containment.
I just read somewhere that the governor of Washington state is banning gatherings of more than 250 people.
It seems unlikely the US can enact containment levels on the scale and order of China in Wuhan province. (Or South Korea, which seems to now have a case load that's leveling off.) Or even Italy. Now is the time for Trump to make some very serious decisions about immediate actions here to see some containment. It's impossible for me to believe he's up to that task. In fact, he may be the worst person to be in charge right now.
In fact, not one of his tweets in the last five hours is about the virus.
In fact, this is the kind of twaddle we get from him:
Confirmed cases:— Carl Quintanilla (@carlquintanilla) March 10, 2020
* US: 755
* Mexico: seven. https://t.co/WwIMNuiUq5