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Domestic Public Health Response to COVID-19: Current Status

Domestic Public Health Response to COVID-19: Current Status Updated April 20, 2020: “The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting communities throughout the United States, with case counts changing daily. Over 760,000 cases have been reported in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, with over 35,000 deaths reported(Data from compiled state and local reports. Containment and mitigation efforts by federal, state, and local governments have been undertaken to “flatten the curve”—that is, to slow widespread transmission that could overwhelm the nation’s healthcare system. This CRS Insight presents selected information and resources relevant to the domestic public health response to COVID-19in containing and mitigating the spread and impact of the disease. As the situation evolves, this Insight will be updated.For further information on other issues related to COVID-19, see the CRS Coronavirus Disease 2019 homepage…”

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