15th American Dies From Coronavirus In Washington, First Case Confirmed In Hawaii: Live Updates

15th American Dies From Coronavirus In Washington, First Case Confirmed In Hawaii: Live Updates from Zero Hedge

Summary:

  • 15th US death reported in WA
  • First case confirmed in Hawaii
  • CDC has tested fewer than 2,000 Americans, Atlantic reports
  • 15 more patients from Kirkland nursing home hospitalized
  • 2nd LAX screener tests positive
  • LA County confirms another 2 cases, bringing total to 13
  • Germany reports 90 new cases to 534
  • Saudi Arabia suspends sports events starting Saturday
  • U. of Washington will move all classes online for rest of semester
  • McDonald’s cancels franchisee convention
  • Iraqi officials report third death
  • LatAm airline employee confirmed as Peru’s first coronavirus case
  • Houston area confirms 6th case
  • Italy reports another 678 cases
  • Gap closes NYC office
  • New York cases climb to 33
  • Baggage handler at Heathrow tests positive
  • Madrid closes old folks homes
  • 5 schools close in PA.
  • Trump visit to CDC is back on
  • WHO: “false hope” that virus will disappear when summer arrives
  • WHO: We don’t know mortality rate
  • Kudlow: “Buy stocks”
  • 2nd death in UK, cases hit 163; France reports 2 new deaths bringing total to 9
  • French total cases hits 577
  • Egypt reports 12 cases aboard cruise ship on the Nile
  • 2,733 asked to voluntarily quarantine in NYC
  • Trump scraps trip to CDC
  • Switzerland, the Netherlands report 1st deaths
  • Slovakia only country in Europe without coronavirus
  • Russia accuses Italy of spreading virus
  • Singapore reports 13 new cases, largest one-day jump since outbreak began
  • US case total: 234
  • South Korea, Japan feud over virus
  • Microsoft, Adidas, Lockheed say at least 1 employee has contracted virus
  • China claims it can have vaccine ready by April
  • Pompeo says China withheld information, leaving US “behind the curve”

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Update (2040ET): After several close calls, Hawaii Gov. David Ige has just confirmed the first case of coronavirus in Hawaii.

After 21 people tested positive for Covid-19 on the ‘Grand Princess’, the cruise ship drifting off the coast of San Francisco, public health officials in Hawaii tested a passenger who had traveled on the ship. According to local TV station KITV, the ship made port calls in Nawiliwili on Feb. 26, Honolulu on Feb. 27, Lahaina on Feb. 28 and Hilo on Feb 29.

The Hawaiian patient, though not technically confirmed by the CDC yet, appears to be the 22nd case associated with the ship revealed on Friday. The case brings the total number in the US to 321.

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Update (1550ET): LA County has confirmed another 2 cases bringing total to 13 case.

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