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Trump says additional coronavirus cases likely but 'no reason to panic'
Trump on coronavirus: We’ve taken ‘most aggressive action’ to prevent spread
President Trump discusses how the U.S. is handling the coronavirus outbreak at a ‘Keep America Great’ rally in North Charleston, S.C.
WASHINGTON — President Trump says 22 people in the U.S. have been stricken by the new coronavirus and additional cases in the United States are "likely."
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Trump provided an update on the virus after the first reported U.S. death Saturday, of a woman he described as being in her late 50s and having a high medical risk. He says healthy Americans should be able to recover if they contract the new virus.
The virus threat has spooked global markets and the public at large, but Trump is cautioning that "there's no reason to panic at all."
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Trump spoke a day after he denounced criticism of his response to the threat as a "hoax" cooked up by his political enemies.
On Friday, health officials confirmed a second case of coronavirus in the U.S. in a person who didn't travel internationally or have close contact with anyone who had the virus. The U.S. has a total of about 60 confirmed cases.