Oregon Officials Confirm Third Coronavirus Case “Of Unknown Origin”; Risk Of “Community Outbreak” Is High

Saturday, February 29, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Fri, 02/28/2020


Health authorities in Texas and Oregon report 12 new coronavirus cases in US
US coronavirus case total hits 63, 2nd case ‘of unknown origin’ confirmed
US issues travel advisory for Italy
Italy says first case discovered in Lazio
China, SK release nightly figures
Google says employee who visited Zurich office has coronavirus
France confirms 57 cases
Italy reports 3 deaths in Lombardy; nat’l toll now 21; total cases 821
Google employee tests positive for coronavirus after visiting Zurich office
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 (1100ET): With Washington State health officials expected to brief reporters tonight, we will hopefully have more information about the latest reported coronavirus case in the US – another case that’s believed to be “of unknown origin” – meaning it could be evidence of an emerging community outbreak.

But before we go, we’d like to leave readers with a few thoughts courtesy of Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former FDA director and frequent CNBC contributor.

Remember: This shortage of coronavirus tests won’t last forever.

“By the end of next week we should have the the capacity to test 10,000 Americans a day,” @ScottGottliebMD says on @CNBC special report just now. “Once we have that capacity in place and doctors are ordering more tests we’re going to find more positives.” #COVID19

— Meg Tirrell (@megtirrell) February 29, 2020
Tonight administration announced they are allowing high complexity U.S. labs to advance their own tests for #Coronavirus. Coupled with public health labs, which will be at full tilt by Friday using revised CDC test, capacity could reach 10,000+++ tests a day in next two weeks.

— Scott Gottlieb, MD (@ScottGottliebMD) February 29, 2020
Sleep well.

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