Fifteen cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in the US, President Donald Trump told reporters.
According to him, he calls them "the original 15,” NBS News reported.
"I want you to understand something that shocked me when I saw it, that I spoke with Dr. Fauci on this, and I was really amazed, and I think most people were amazed to hear it. The flu in our country kills from 25,000 people to 69,000 people a year. That was shocking to me," Trump said. "And so far, if you look at what we have with the 15 people, and they're recovering, one is pretty sick but hopefully will recover. But the others are in great shape.”
The Trump administration requested $ 2.5 billion from Congress to fight coronavirus and develop a vaccine. Democrats in the Senate criticized Trump for inadequate requests, and in turn proposed to spend $8.5 billion on these goals. Trump thanked Congress for its willingness to allocate more funds for these needs.