COVID-19 discovered cases – 04 March 2020

COVID-19 discovered cases – 04 March 2020

California reported its first death from COVID-19; New York’s case load jumped from two to 11; and New Hampshire has two presumptive cases. Washington reported 12 more cases and one more death. At the end of the business day, Microsoft told Puget Sound employees “who are in a job that can be done from home should do so through March 25th.” The company employs nearly 54,000 in Washington. Half of Microsoft’s facilities in mainland China have limited services. In New York, nine people who are connected to the 50 year old lawyer reported on Tuesday have tested positive. British Columbia, Canada, has tested more than 1,000 people for the virus. They have 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday; and four of those patients have fully recovered. …continue reading →
COVID-19 discovered cases – 02 March 2020

COVID-19 discovered cases – 02 March 2020

Washington is home to patient zero for COVID-19 in the United States, and there have now been six deaths here. The only US deaths to date are here. There are 18 cases of COVID-19 in western Washington, and the number of people under supervision: 231. Nationally there are a total of 43 cases according to the CDC and 105 cases according to Johns Hopkins. Seattle professor and researcher Trevor Bedford estimates that Washington “has at least one cluster of ~570 infected individuals.” …continue reading →
COVID-19 discovered cases – 01 March 2020

COVID-19 discovered cases – 01 March 2020

On Saturday, 29 February, public health officials announced that a King County man had died after being diagnosed with coronavirus/COVID-19. His was not only the first death in the U.S. but also appeared to be via community spread. That is, he had not traveled to an affected country and had no known contact with someone who had. He was in his 50s and had underlying health issues. Officials announced on Sunday that a second Washington man, a patient in his 70s at EvergreenHealth, had died of the disease on Saturday. …continue reading →