COVID-19 discovered cases – 05 March 2020

At 11:30 pm, KING5 reported that three more people in Washington have died. And the annual TED conference in Vancouver, BC will either be postponed or conducted as a digital-only gathering.

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.

Data support Memo from a News Hound, 05 March 2020.

It is important to remember that tests are only now becoming somewhat widely available as states labs implement testing.

Nationally there are a total of 99 cases according to the CDC and 233 cases according to Johns Hopkins. Eighteen states are reporting 206 cases.

05 March, domestic

  1. Arizona: 2 cases
  2. California:  60 cases (24 are from repatriation flights)
  3. Colorado: 2 cases
  4. Florida: 2 cases
  5. Georgia: 2 cases
  6. Illinois: 5 cases
  7. New Hampshire: 2 cases (presumptive)
  8. New York: 22 cases
  9. Nevada: 1 case
  10. North Carolina: 1 case
  11. Maryland: 3 cases
  12. Massachusetts: 2 cases
  13. Oregon: 3 cases
  14. Rhode Island: 2 cases
  15. Tennessee: 1 case
  16. Texas: 16 cases (11 from repatriation flights)
  17. Washington: 70 cases
  18. 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)

WHO Situation report, 45

  • Global confirmed: 98,382
  • Total deaths: 3,383
  • Total recovered: 55,418

Johns Hopkins interactive dashboard

Written by Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

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