In Florida, officials already closed several major areas, including beaches, parks and testing sites for COVID-19, said the report.
"About 116,000 milliliters of plasma from recovered patients and 250 doses of immunoglobulin have been transferred from other areas to help in treating seriously ill patients. As of Tuesday, 24 of the 55 severe cases had improved significantly and two of these patients had been discharged from the hospital," Jiao said.
China's Liaoning Province reported five new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the provincial health commission said Thursday.
The country has set a record for new COVID-19 cases for the third time in three days, passing the 40,000 level for the first time, according to tracking by The Washington Post.