China’s Death Toll Rises, 17 Cities on Lockdown for Coronavirus

The number of people killed from the coronavirus continues to climb.

The virus was first detected in China.

The death toll there jumped by 25 since Monday, bringing the number to at least 106.

The United States and other counties are flying their citizens out of the center of the outbreak.

China has taken drastic steps to contain the virus; it started with halting transportation to Wuhan. Now that lockdown has spread to 17 cities with more than 50 million people.

And there will be no rail connections to mainland China from Hong Kong starting Friday.

These are the most far-reaching disease control measures ever imposed.

Impact on Michigan

U.S. health officials are recommending people avoid non-essential travel to any part of China.

Michigan is still free of the virus.

Michigan’s health department says testing of three potential coronavirus cases in the state turned up negative.

All cases of coronavirus in the U.S. have been connected to someone’s travel to China, so if you haven’t been to China or been around someone that’s gone there, they say you’re probably OK.