Washington, D.C. (Saturday, March 21, 2020) – President Donald Trump and his Coronavirus Task Force provided their latest update on how the pandemic is impacting America. This as the number of confirmed cases has pushed above 22,000 in the U.S. There have been 282 deaths. Despite those numbers, Trump says things are moving in the right direction in this so-called invisible war. “There will be a lot of celebrating going on when we win and we’re going to win with as few lives lost as possible. That’s the game,” said Trump.
President Trump also announced that he has approved disaster declaration for New York and is considering it for other states hard hit by the pandemic. Today, New Jersey joined Illinois, California, New York, and Oregon in ordering residents to stay at home.
Testing and supplies have been a major sticking point in the coronavirus fight. Trump says millions of new tests are on the way as well as masks and other health supplies.
Meantime, Vice President Mike Pence, who has been leading the White House coronavirus response, said he and his wife will be tested for COVID-19 later today. This after one of his staffers tested positive for the virus. Pence again reiterated that neither he nor the president had direct contact with the staffer.