by Tyler Durden
US death toll climbs to 6; all in WA, which has 18 cases
2 new cases confirmed in Tampa Bay
1st case reported in New Hampshire
Hubei reports 114 new cases, 31 new deaths
South Korea case total hits 4,812 as nearly 500 new cases reported; death toll hits 34
Santa Clara County confirms 2 more cases, bringing county total to 9
Gottlieb warns US cases likely in ‘low thousands’
Illinois announces 4th case
Boris Johnson: “A very significant expansion” of the virus is “clearly in the cards”
Italian death toll climbs 18 to 52 while total cases surpasses 2,000
BMW tells 150 to quarantine after Munich employee infected
Algeria total hits 5
Senegal becomes 2nd sub-Saharan country to confirm virus
WHO’s Tedros: Virus is “common enemy” of humanity so don’t focus on blame
Jordan reports first two cases
French death toll revised to 3, total cases climb to 191
Tunisia reports first case
UK total climbs to 40
OECD warns global growth could fall by half
Indonesia reports first cases
“Progress is being made” toward a vaccine
Cuomo says NY expects more cases
India confirms 2 more cases
‘Official’ Iran death toll hits 66
EU confirms 38 deaths across 18 members
First cases confirmed in Fla.
2 Amazon employees test positive in Milan
Virus now in 8 US states: Washington, California, Illinois, Rhode Island, New York, Florida, Oregon and New Hampshire
San Antonio virus patient re-hospitalized after testing positive
China warns it could face ‘locust invasion’
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Update (2015ET): Health officials in South Korea have reported the first batch of numbers for Tuesday: 477 new cases, bringing the total to 4,812.
Three more deaths in South Korea, bringing death total to 34 in South Korea, still behind Italy’s 52.
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Update (1920ET): Hubei has reported 114 newly confirmed cases of the virus, along with 31 new deaths, the Global Times reports. That’s the lowest daily case total since Jan. 21, as Beijing tries to convince its citizens now that they’ve returned to work that everything is all right and there’s no need to fear the virus anymore.
#Hubei reports 114 new confirmed cases of #coronavirus infections on Mar 2, with 31 new deaths. The total number of infections in the province climbed to 67,217, with 2,834 deaths. pic.twitter.com/8617nYz3nZ
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) March 3, 2020
Outside of Hubei, officials reported just 11 additional cases, and no deaths.
Glancing through the Global Times twitter feed is an always-rewarding activity, and on Monday evening, we noticed this gem: the GT reports that South Korea is struggling to contain the outbreak because of “high levels of religious fanaticism” in the country.
In S.Korea, a country with high religious fanaticism, virus prevention is a challenge as it is not easy for believers to follow and listen to the scientific advice and instructions, so China should also be careful to prevent virus re-import from SK: expert https://t.co/fybeDGDOyA pic.twitter.com/ZYCHcVoFeA
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) March 2, 2020
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Update (1850ET): Washington Governor and former Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee said Monday that Washingtonians shouldn’t be surprised when authorities start cancelling “big public events” – though he assured the public that he wasn’t requesting a mass cancellation right now(despite the fact that 6 people are dead in his state).
Gov @JayInslee, in an update on the coronavirus, says people should be ready if authorities move to cancel big public events in Washington:
“We are not making a request formally right now…But people should be prepared for that possibility and need to be thinking about it.”
— Matt Day (@mattmday) March 2, 2020
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