In New York, the number of cases doubled, from 11 to 22. The first case had been announced on Monday. In a press conference Thursday, Governor Cuomo pointed out that the number of confirmed cases “will continue to go up… we are testing more, because that is a good thing, you will see the number going up.” Although made awkwardly, it’s an important point.
Washington is home to the first patient to test positive for COVID-19 in the United States [USA-WA1(2020)], and until Wednesday, all US deaths to date have been here. A patient in North Carolina is linked to Washington by recent travel.
Washington Governor Inslee announced the state will cover the costs of COVID-19 tests for residents without health insurance.
There are now 13 deaths and 70 confirmed cases in Grant (1), King (51) and Snohomish (18) counties. The number of people under supervision in western Washington: 231. Seattle is in King County.
It is important to remember that tests are only now becoming somewhat widely available as states labs implement testing.
05 March, domestic
- Arizona: 2 cases
- California: 60 cases (24 are from repatriation flights)
- Colorado: 2 cases
- Florida: 2 cases
- Georgia: 2 cases
- Illinois: 5 cases
- New Hampshire: 2 cases (presumptive)
- New York: 22 cases
- Nevada: 1 case
- North Carolina: 1 case
- Maryland: 3 cases
- Massachusetts: 2 cases
- Oregon: 3 cases
- Rhode Island: 2 cases
- Tennessee: 1 case
- Texas: 16 cases (11 from repatriation flights)
- Washington: 70 cases
- Wisconsin: 1 case
05 March, global
- Globally: 95,333 confirmed (2241 new)
- China: 80,565 confirmed (143 new) with 3015 deaths (31 new)
- Outside of China: 14,768 confirmed (2098 new) in 85 Countries/territories/areas (5 new) with 267 deaths (53 new)
- Global confirmed: 98,382
- Total deaths: 3,383
- Total recovered: 55,418