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White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx is encouraged by the latest data from Italy that shows a decline in the number of new confirmed coronavirus cases and COVID-19 deaths.
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"We're looking at the Italy data," Dr. Deborah Birx told "Mornings with Maria" on Tuesday. "I think we're encouraged over the last few days to watch the number of deaths starting to decline. That will be our first indicator, that what we put in place and what they put in place in Italy … is starting to have an impact now."
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"Deaths are a measure of what you did two and three weeks ago, not what you did now," she said.
Birx has been taking part in the White House's daily coronavirus briefings. The U.S. reports 46,450 confirmed cases of the virus and 593 deaths.