How many coronavirus cases does each US state have?

(Hamza, Karachi)

New York has been hit the hardest by the virus, with more than 10,000 deaths.

Responding to the virus, several states have declared states of emergency and ordered the closures of schools and businesses. States have encouraged people to practice social distancing and self-isolation.

On the federal level, US President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency. He has been accused of initially downplaying the virus and not taking action soon enough.

Here is a look at how many cases each state has confirmed and how many deaths have been reported, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Authorities in China's northeastern province of Heilongjiang have established a hotline to reward citizens for reporting people crossing the border illegally, after a jump in the number of coronavirus cases imported from Russia.

According to a notice, people supplying verified information about illegal cross-border crimes will get 3,000 yuan. Those who apprehend any illegal migrants and hand them over to authorities will get 5,000 yuan.

Russia has become China's largest source of imported cases, with 409 cases found to have originated there. State-owned Global Times said in an editorial Chinese citizen should stay put in Russia and not try to return home.

Heilongjiang had 79 new cases of imported coronavirus on Monday. All were Chinese citizens travelling back from Russia, state media said on Tuesday.
Leaders of the ten members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) met online on Tuesday to discuss their countries' response to the coronavirus, including discussions on a regional stockpile of medical equipment for emergencies, and the creation of a regional fund to fight the pandemic.

"It is in these grim hours that the solidarity of the ASEAN community shines like a beacon in the dark," Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said in an opening speech.

Containment efforts had placed the pandemic "actually under control," he said, warning against complacency,

Further talks - with China, Japan and South Korea - will take place later on Tuesday.

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