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Coronavirus confirmed in all 50 states after West Virginia confirms case

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Posted at 6:21 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 20:48:03-04

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice confirmed Tuesday evening that his state has its first confirmed case of coronavirus, marking the 50th state to have a confirmed case.

During his announcement on Tuesday, Justice added that he is ordering the state's casinos, dine-in restaurants and bars to close.

In the United States, there have been nearly 6,000 confirmed cases, with 97 of them fatal, according to Johns Hopkins University data.