CDC Confirms 2 New Coronavirus Cases In US; WHO Raises Global Alert Rating To “Very High”: Live Updates

Friday, February 28, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Fri, 02/28/2020


CDC raises US coronavirus total to 62
Italy reports 3 deaths in Lombardy; nat’l toll now 21; total cases 821
British man becomes 6th ‘Diamond Princess’ passenger to die
Two Japanese dogs tested positive for coronavirus
Mulvaney says school closures, transit disruptions may happen in US
Dr. Tedros said Friday that there’s no evidence of ‘community outbreak’
Mexico confirms 1st virus case
Fauci warns virus could take ‘two years’ to develop
Kudlow says “no higher priority” than the “health of the American people
Toronto confirms another case
WHO says 20 vaccines in development
St. Louis Fed’s Bullard pours cold water on market hopes
Netherlands confirms 2 more
United cuts flights to Japan
Advisor to CDC says shortage of tests in US creating a “bottleneck”
Nigeria confirms first case in sub-saharan africa
SK reports more than 1,000 new cases in under 48 hours
Italy cases surpass 700
WHO says virus will ‘soon be in all countries’
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Update (1240ET): The CDC’s Dr. Messonier announced two new cases of the coronavirusin the US on Friday afternoon, confirming that the number of Americans infected aboard the ‘Diamond Princess’ has climbed to 44.

It’s just the latest sign how bad the shortage of coronavirus tests has gotten. Addressing the issue, Dr. Messonier admitted that the situation with the tests has been suboptimal, but that the CDC hopes to have it cleared up by early next week.

Dr. Messonier

So expect the ‘official’ US total to shoot higher after that.

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