COVID-19 discovered cases – 09 March 2020

COVID-19 discovered cases – 09 March 2020

The total number of COVID-19 cases in 36 states and the DC were around 700 (the totals vary) as Monday drew to a close. Italy extended the quarantine announced Sunday to the entire country as its death toll hit 463 on Monday. Italy is the worst-hit country after China. The CDC’s persons under investigations (PUI) criteria, which offer guidance on who to test for COVID-19, were last updated on March 4, 2020. Lack of testing remains a challenge to in the United States. By 4 pm eastern, The Atlantic reported that only 4,384 people have been tested for COVID-19. Nationally there are a total of 423 cases according to the CDC and 752 cases according to Johns HopkinsThirty-six states plus DC are reporting 680 cases. Links are to news stories or official government websites; view infographic. …continue reading →
COVID-19 discovered cases – 08 March 2020

COVID-19 discovered cases – 08 March 2020

An Avon, IN elementary school has announced that one of its students has tested positive for COVID-19. The school will conduct classes online Monday. “U.S. citizens, particularly travelers with underlying health conditions, should not travel by cruise ship,” according to the State Department. In addition, older adults and travelers with underlying health issues should avoid “crowded places” as well as “non-essential travel such as long plane trips.” The family of Missouri’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 has broken quarantine, officials stated Sunday night. Nationally there are a total of 164 cases according to the CDC and 554 cases according to Johns HopkinsThirty-two states plus DC are reporting 530 cases. Links are to news stories or official government websites; view infographic.…continue reading →
COVID-19 discovered cases – 03 March 2020

COVID-19 discovered cases – 03 March 2020

After the close of business on Tuesday, Geekwire reported that an Amazon employee in the Seattle office had been diagnosed with COVID-19. Earlier in the morning, Seattle-King County announced that there are now nine deaths and 21 confirmed cases in King County. There are six cases in Snohomish County. Washington is home to patient zero for COVID-19 in the United States, and all US deaths to date are here. No one who was evacuated from China or from the Diamond Princess Cruise ship has died. Scientist and professor Trevor Bedford announced on Twitter late Tuesday that “there are at least two #COVID19 transmission chains circulating in the greater Seattle area.” Bedford was responding to results of the third SARS-CoV-2 genome that had been sampled on Thursday, 27 February. …continue reading →