Coronavirus toll rises as more states declare emergencies

Public health officials confirmed at least 52 new coronavirus infections in the U.S. on Thursday, including the first cases recorded in Texas, Tennessee, and Maryland.

More than 20 new cases were confirmed in King County, Washington, bringing the infection count there to 70 and the state’s death toll to 12. California, Washington, Florida, and Hawaii have declared emergencies.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said his state’s total had doubled to 22 cases after the federal government granted access to more laboratories to increase testing capacity.

Cuomo warned the public to expect infection numbers to rise as more people are screened. “Those numbers are going to keep going up,” Cuomo said.

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