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Plans are under way to disembark Grand Princess cruise ship passengers at Oakland's port and move them to federal quarantine sites. And 2 more deaths were reported in the Seattle area nursing home cluster.
Also, South Korea cases almost double, to 104, many part of a church cluster.
A study of 44,672 cases reveals that 14% were severe and 5% critical.
Also, new data suggest 82% of cases are mild, Chinese clinicians detail hospitalization patterns, and the US announces support.
US officials said other outbreak indicators such as deaths in the community need to improve before they feel more confident about the recent drop in cases.
The budget supports earlier commitment to Gavi vaccine initiatives but dials back funds for other global health efforts.
Cases continued to drop, with WHO advisors saying complacency is the biggest obstacle to getting to zero.
Airlifted out of Sierra Leone yesterday, a US doctor will be enrolled in a clinical trial.
The multipronged attack includes an executive order, a national strategy, and a detailed PCAST report.
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