Coronavirus updates live: 1st death in U.S. as break out spreads in other nations

Coronavirus updates live: 1st death in U.S. as break out spreads in other nations

Yuliya Talmazan

15 m ago/ 11: 56 AM UTC

Number of cases in Iran nears 1,000

Iran’s health ministry said the variety of validated cases reached nearly 1,000 Sunday.

Iranian Health Ministry representative Kianoosh Jahanpour said on Iranian state television 987 individuals have been validated to have COVID-19 and 54 people have actually passed away.

Only China, where the break out came from, has tape-recorded more deaths.

Along with South Korea and Italy, Iran is among the coronavirus epidemic hotspots outside of China.


1h ago/ 11: 04 AM UTC

Churches closed in South Korea as coronavirus tally tops 3,700

Churches were closed in South Korea on Sunday with many holding online services rather as authorities battled to rein in public gatherings, with 586 new infections taking the tally to 3,736 cases.

That came a day after the biggest everyday jump of 813 cases in South Korea’s fight with the largest virus break out outside China, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said. The death toll increased to 18.

In Seoul, the capital, about a dozen worshippers were turned away from the Yoido Full Gospel Church, which put a sermon for its 560,000 followers on YouTube, recorded with a little choir rather of all 200 members and 60- strong orchestra.

” I had heard there would be no service, however simply came to inspect as I live close by, but yes, it is so empty,” said one of them, Tune Young-koo, as he left South Korea’s biggest church. ” It’s a sensible choice to do it online, considering that the infection would easily spread at mass events and churches can be no exception.”

Henry Austin

1h ago/ 10: 42 AM UTC

U.K. PM Boris Johnson to chair emergency situation response committee about epidemic

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson will chair a conference of the federal government’s emergency situation action committee on Monday, signalling a stepping up of Britain’s preparation for COVID-19

Describing the break out as a “extremely, really substantial challenge,” the U.K.’s Health Minister Matt Hancock, confessed that the nation was preparing for the epidemic to worsen.

” We have actually got a clear technique for handling coronavirus – a very, really significant challenge,” he told British broadcaster Sky News. “We’re likewise planning in case this becomes worse, much even worse.”


2h ago/ 10: 09 AM UTC

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state see to Japan might be postponed up until fall

Tokyo and Beijing are leaning towards delaying Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state check out to Japan, originally prepared for early April, as the neighbours fight a coronavirus outbreak, Japan’s Sankei Shimbun paper reported Sunday.

Pointing out diplomatic sources in both nations, the paper stated the check out was most likely to be postponed up until fall or later on.

However, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told a press conference Saturday, that preparations for Xi’s go to were going ahead.

Reuters and Michelle Gooden-Jones

2h ago/ 10: 02 AM UTC

First case of COVID-19 validated in Republic of Ireland

The very first case of COVID-19 was validated in the Republic of Ireland on Saturday, health officials in the nation have actually said.

The case is related to travel from an affected area in northern Italy which the patient is receiving proper medical care, the Health care Monitoring Centre (HPSC) said in a statement.

It added that it was working to identify anyone the patient had contact with to supply them with details and advice on how to avoid more spread of the infection.

We have actually been informed today of a verified case of #COVID19 in Ireland. @hselive now working to identify any contact client may have had, to provide them with info & recommendations to avoid further spread. It is necessary to note that danger of transmission through casual contact is low

— HSE Health Care Monitoring Centre (HPSC) (@hpscireland) February 29, 2020

Michelle Gooden-Jones

2h ago/ 9: 57 AM UTC

Husband of British lady jailed in Iran says she might have COVID-19

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British Iranian mom who has been sent to prison in Iran given that 2016 might have contracted COVID-19, her other half has actually said.

Richard Ratcliffe stated in declaration a statement issued by the Free Nazanin Project, that Tehran’s Evin Jail, where she is apprehended, has consistently refused to check her for the breathing health problem following a “unusual cold” that has actually not improved in more than five days.

” For a long period of time this has not felt like a regular cold, he stated. “These symptoms have actually lasted nearly a week. I know I require to get medication to improve. This does not go magically.”

Ratcliffe likewise contacted the British government to insist his wife was evaluated for the virus and has asked U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson to make sure British Iranians kept in the prison on are diplomatically safeguarded.

Alicia Victoria Lozano

7h ago/ 5: 09 AM UTC

Infant, 6 weeks old, tests favorable for COVID-19 in South Korea

A baby born Jan. 15 has tested positive fore COVID-19 in South Korea, making him maybe the youngest patient to be infected with coronavirus.

Both of his moms and dads also tested positive for COVID-19, the illness brought on by coronavirus.

The child and his mom are in steady condition, South Korean public health officials said. The 2 have been positioned under isolation in their home rather of being hospitalized since of the baby’s age.

The father’s condition was not immediately clear.

Alicia Victoria Lozano

7h ago/ 5: 11 AM UTC

Australian passenger from Diamond Princess cruise dies

A bus arrives near the cruise ship Diamond Princess at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan, on Feb. 16, 2020. Athit Perawongmetha/ Reuters file

An Australian man who took a trip aboard the ill-fated Diamond Princess cruise liner passed away from COVID-19 this weekend in the city of Perth, the Australian government said.

The Diamond Princess brought 3,700 passengers and crew prior to a quarantine started in early February off the coast of Japan. At least 621 individuals evaluated favorable for COVID-19, the illness triggered by coronavirus, consisting of 10 Australians. 6 other guests have actually passed away from the virus.

Nine of the Australian clients will return to their home states for medical treatment, according to Australian public health officials.

Australia currently has 26 confirmed cases of coronavirus throughout the nation.

Alicia Victoria Lozano

9h ago/ 2: 52 AM UTC

Washington state firefighters quarantined ‘out of an abundance of caution’

Washington state firemens who came into contact with coronavirus patients have been quarantined “out of an abundance of caution,” a regional authorities said Saturday. They will stay separated for two weeks.

Seven members of the Redmond Fire Department in King County have been eliminated from service, according to public health authorities. 6 are quarantined at home and another at a secured center.

In surrounding Kirkland, likewise in King County, firemens who reacted to an outbreak at a retirement home are being quarantined either at home or at a facility. At least 27 patients and 25 team member at the Life Care Center have signs connected with COVID-19, according to regional health officials.

Kirkland authorities did not state the number of firefighters there are being quarantined.

Earlier on Saturday, a guy in his 50 s with underlying illness passed away from the virus. There was no proof he contracted the infection through travel.

Alicia Victoria Lozano

10 h ago/ 2: 08 AM UTC

Illinois county validates new patient with COVID-19

The 2nd largest county in the U.S. is reporting its 3rd case of COVID-19, the disease brought on by coronavirus.

Authorities in Cook County, Illinois, that includes Chicago, said on Saturday that the patient has been hospitalized and is in isolation. State and local public health authorities are calling it a presumptive case of COVID-19 until the Centers for Illness Control and Prevention confirm laboratory results.

Health authorities also stated they are working to determine who the client came in contact with and will actively keep track of those people to avoid further transmission. The state will ask for that the CDC release a team to support these efforts.

In January, a couple in Chicago were detected with coronavirus The spouse had actually just recently taken a trip to Wuhan, China, the center of the outbreak, to look after her father. Both clients made a complete healing.

Joe Murphy

10 h ago/ 2: 07 AM UTC

More than 1,000 new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours reported outside of China

Sustained by hundreds of brand-new cases in South Korea, Italy and Iran, more than 1,000 verified cases of COVID-19 have actually been reported outside of mainland China in the last 24 hours, according to an NBC Think piece of information from the World Health Organization, state federal government leaders and health officials. This is the best single-day boost in validated cases outside of China because the coronavirus first surfaced.

While mainland China reported 573 new cases in the last day, roughly 1,500 brand-new cases were reported in the rest of the world. Also, 61 deaths and almost 3,000 healings were reported, bringing the overall casualties to 2,973 and total healings to more than 41,000

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