The Department of Health and Human Services is aware of 20 pharmaceutical products made or with a critical active ingredient solely sourced in China, but to date is not aware of any expected shortages, HHS Secretary Alex Azar told House appropriators today. He said the agency knows of two pharmaceutical makers in Hubei Province, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, but they have a large stockpile supply of advance production.
For the first time since the outbreak started, more new cases are being reported outside China than from China, the World Health Organization said today. While China continues to have the most cases overall, there are now confirmed COVID-19 cases on every continent except Antarctica, totaling more than 81,000 in 37 countries.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to update resources, including interim guidance for businesses and employers to plan and respond to COVID-19.
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