The US is starting to see ‘glimmers’ that social distancing could be slowing the spread of coronavirus — but there’s more work to do, officials say

March 31, 2020 / By Jason Hanna and Christina Maxouris, CNN

(CNN) – Early clues in places like New York, California and Seattle — indicate social distancing may be slowing the rate at which coronavirus cases otherwise would have increased in the United States.

But health officials warn it’s too early to know how well it’s working — and even if mitigation measures continue, the number of US deaths still could be hard to take.

“We’re starting to see glimmers that (social distancing) is actually having some dampening effect” on the spread of coronavirus, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN on Tuesday morning.

“We hope … that we may start seeing a turnaround, but we haven’t seen it yet,” he said.

Cases and deaths are soaring: At least 3,538 people have died in the US — more than 570 of which were reported on Monday alone. More than 177,000 coronavirus cases have been reported in the country.


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