CDC Reports 6 New US Cases Of COVID-19: Live Updates

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Wed, 02/26/2020


CDC reports 6 new cases among repatriated Americans
Iran deaths hit 19
Brazil confirms first case in South America
France confirms 2nd death
Tokyo pushes back against Tokyo Games cancellation talk
Greece confirms first case
Germany unleashes fiscal stimulus after confirming new cases
Dems one-up Trump with $8.5 billion package.
Kuwait, Iraq, Bahrain confirm new cases
Finland confirms 2nd case
1st 2 cases reported in Pakistan
HHS Secretary tells Congress infectious disease fund has no extra uncommitted cash
Congress begins talks on corona virus spending bill with vote expected early next month
Germany health minister warns we’re at beginning of epidemic in Germany
Italy confirms 12th death
South Korea cases soar above 1,200 as gov’t begins testing of 200k patients
Brazil confirms infected patient came on plane from Paris
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Update (1150ET): The CDC has reported six new cases among the group of Americans repatriated from the Diamond Princess and Wuhan, bringing the total to 45, and the total cases in the US to 59.

Though they couched the information in a weird, opaque way, perhaps to try and blunt the impact the market rally.

The good news is that no more cases have been identified among the general public. But it looks like the rally is starting to fade.

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Update (1130ET): It’s been another relatively hectic morning for coronavirus-related news in the US. Here are some of the latest updates”

Finland has confirmed its second case of coronavirus as the outbreaks spread into northern Europe.
Pakistan reports first case, despite closing border with Iran
German health minister warns we’re at the beginning of an epidemic, tells hospitals to review planning
Brazil is worried about an interruption of medical supplies from China like facemasks (they’re not the only ones)
White House weighs appointing coronavirus czar (though the administration has denied)
Nice latest town to cancel Carnival celebrations
Air China cancels flights between Beijing and Vienna through March 20
US issues travel advisory for Iran, warns US citizens of risk of infection on top of kidnapping and detention
HHS Secretary Azar tells Congress during testimony on Wednesday that all of the infectious disease rapid response fund is “already committed or obligated”
House could vote on coronavirus funding plan during week of March 9
Congress begins talks on virus emergency spending bill
Delta Air Lines reduces flights between US and Seoul
Brazil tracking 20 patients suspected of having the virus
Brazil sees number of cases rising in coming days
Lebanon health ministry confirms 2nd case
Matteo Salvini says Italy should spend €10 billion on coronavirus aid
Russia says it will halt issuing visas to Iranian citizens
The focus remains on Europe and the Middle East now that the number of new cases being confirmed outside China is outbumbering the number of new cases being declared in China (at least according to the ‘official’ numbers).

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