By Miriam Raftery
March 11, 2020 (San Diego) – The World Health Organization today declared a global pandemic. More than 115,000 cases of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, have been confirmed worldwide, with more than 4,200 deaths.
In the U.S., 1,237 people have tested positive for the virus and 37 have died. The fast-spreading virus has reached 41 states and the district of Columbia, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
The COVID-19 crisis has contributed to a stock market crash.The Dow Junes plunged over 1,400 points today, officially into bear territory. The Standard & Poors index has fallen over 600 points in the past three weeks, erasing more than half the gains since Trump became president.