Coronavirus hits New York, Los Angeles areas; US Congress to provide emergency funds
NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - One more person has died of the new coronavirus in the Seattle area, bringing the fatalities there to 10, health officials said on Wednesday (March 4), and new confirmed cases were reported around the two most populous cities in the United States – four near New York and six in Los Angeles.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
The first California death from the virus was also announced on Wednesday. The person, an elderly adult with underlying health conditions, was the second confirmed case of the respiratory disease called Covid-19 in Placer County in Northern California, local health officials said.
The total number of coronavirus cases in the greater Seattle area climbed to 39, including 10 deaths, up from 27 cases and nine deaths a day earlier, the Washington State Health Department announced.The Seattle area has the largest concentration of coronavirus cases detected to date in the United States. Several cases were connected to a long-term care facility for the elderly in the Pacific Northwest state.
In New York, three family members and a neighbour of an infected man have tested positive, bringing the total in New York state to six, officials said. About 1,000 people in suburban Westchester County north of the city where the family lives were under self-quarantine orders because of possible exposure to the virus, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said. headtopics.com
“We are, if anything, being over-cautious.” Cuomo said.On the West Coast, Los Angeles officials announced six new confirmed travel-related cases in Los Angeles County, including three people who had been to northern Italy, one of the places hardest hit in the global outbreak.
Of the six, only one has been hospitalized. The other five are recovering in home isolation.Los Angeles County declared a local emergency and a public health emergency intended to expand and hasten preparedness efforts.In Washington, US lawmakers reached bipartisan agreement on an US$8.3 billion (S$11.5 billion) emergency Bill to help fund efforts to contain the virus, a congressional aide said. The Bill would be introduced in the US House of Representatives later on Wednesday.
Once the full House approves the Bill, the Senate is expected to act quickly so President Donald Trump can sign the measure into law, putting funds into the pipeline to fight the virus.'I haven't touched my face in weeks...I miss it,' says Trump More than US$3 billion would be devoted to research and development of coronavirus vaccines, test kits and therapeutics.
There are currently no approved vaccines or treatments for the fast-spreading illness.In a bid to also help control the spread of the virus outside the United States, US$1.25 billion would be set for international efforts, the aide said.The administration is working to allow laboratories to develop their own coronavirus tests without seeking regulatory approval first, US Health Secretary Alex Azar said. headtopics.com
The latest data from the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) listed 129 confirmed and presumed cases in the United States, up from the previous 108. They were 80 reported by public health authorities in 13 states plus 49 among people repatriated from abroad, according to the CDC website.
Those figures do not necessarily reflect Wednesday’s updates from three states.CLASSES CANCELLEDOn Tuesday, officials said a man in his 50s who lives in a New York City suburb and works at a Manhattan law firm tested positive for the virus, the second identified case in the state.
The four new cases include three family members of the man, who is hospitalised, and a neighbour. Health authorities said one of his children was a student at Yeshiva University, which canceled classes as a precautionary measure.The hospitalised patient had not traveled to countries with large numbers of cases. The outbreak began in China in December and is now present in nearly 80 countries and territories, killing more than 3,000 people. The first New York case, reported last week, was in a woman who had returned from Iran, where at least 92 people have died.
Cuomo said about 300 students from New York’s college systems, SUNY and CUNY, were being recalled from five hard-hit countries – China, Italy, Japan, Iran and South Korea – and would be flown on a chartered plane and then be quarantined for 14 days. Read more: The Straits Times »
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