Live Blog: Everything you need to know about Coronavirus


CALIFORNIA– California authorities announced Wednesday the states first death from the coronavirus. Earlier Wednesday, Washington authorities announced the states tenth death from the coronavirus. The death toll now stands at 11.

We will be updating this live blog with the newest developments on the coronavirus.


12:37 p.m.

Italian government orders all sporting events to take place without fans until April 3 due to coronavirus outbreak.

12:29 p.m.

California authorities report first death from the new coronavirus in state.

12:25 p.m.

Washington state health officials report 10th death from coronavirus.

11:20 a.m.

Capitol Hill negotiators have reached agreement on an $8.3 billion measure to battle the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. The House will vote on the deal later Wednesday and Senate leaders are pressing for a vote in that chamber by the end of the week.

11:11 a.m.

Governor Polis delivered a statement and answered questions on the coronavirus in Colorado.

10:52 a.m.

Italian officials say the number of deaths of coronavirus patients in Italy has more than doubled in a 24-hour period to 79 overall, the most so far outside of China.

According to the national Civil Protection Agency, since a briefing Monday, 45 additional deaths were reported. Officials say nearly all the deaths have occurred in elderly people or patients with serious chronic health problems such as kidney failure, heart disease or cancer.

Officials said Tuesday that the number of virus cases in Italy, the epicenter of Europe’s COVID-19 outbreak, rose by nearly 500 to 2,502 cases. Most of the cases and deaths have occurred in Italy’s northern region of Lombardy, which the U.S. government has advised Americans to avoid.

Authorities say 229 patients, or roughly 10% of Italy’s positive cases, are in intensive care.

The outbreak, first detected late last year in central China, has infected 90,000 people worldwide and killed some 3,100 of them.

12:15 p.m.

Three more people have died from the new coronavirus in Washington state.

Health officials said Monday that the latest deaths bring the total to six in the state and the United States.

Dr. Jeff Duchin from Public Health – Seattle & King County announced the new deaths at a news conference.

Researchers said earlier that the virus may have been circulating for weeks undetected in Washington state.

11:28 a.m.

A woman in San Antonio, Texas, who had previously tested negative twice for the coronavirus, and was released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is now back in quarantine after a subsequent test came back positive.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will hold a press conference regarding a confirmed case of COVID-19, better known as coronavirus, in New York on Monday morning.

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks open higher on Wall Street following worst week for the market since 2008 on worries about fallout from outbreak.

The CDC recommends the following to prevent the spread of any respiratory disease:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home from school or work when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

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