The latest pandemic in the world is spreading

Newer coronavirus subvariants ticking up in California amid concerns of winter wave of cases

The new coronavirus has caused a global pandemic, and the new virus is now present in more than 100 countries, with more than 6.5 million confirmed cases worldwide. The outbreak originated from China, where it’s spread internationally among travelers from a virus called SARS, which came from bats. The virus was first identified in an elderly man who contracted an illness in Italy, the same country that has been hit the hardest by the pandemic.

In the U.S., the situation is also worsening. The nation now has over 12,000 confirmed cases and the death count has climbed to at least 45.

In Los Angeles, where the latest case was confirmed this week, the death toll is over 2,500. In the greater Bay Area, the death toll is over 2,000. In San Francisco, the death toll is over 600, and in the greater Bay Area, the death toll is over 1,000. In Hawaii where the virus appears to be spreading now, a state health officer told The Associated Press on Friday that it’s the state’s worst pandemic since the 1918 flu, which killed millions. The governor has declared a public health emergency.

A man wears a protective mask as he looks at a display of protective equipment set up in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

A woman wears protective face mask as she prepares for her walk to a shopping center in Los Angeles Wednesday, March 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

In this image taken from video provided by the South China Morning Post, a street vendor wears a protective mask as he prepares to sell vegetables in Hong Kong, China, Friday, March 11, 2020. A new pathogen with high mutation rate is spreading in China. China’s pathogen has a high mutating rate and is spreading through the country. (South China Morning Post via AP)

A woman wears protective face mask as she prepares for her walk

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