Washington Declares State Of Emergency After First US Virus Death; CDC Says “No National Spread In US”: Live Updates

Saturday, February 29, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Sat, 02/29/2020

Summary:

CDC says “no national spread of coronavirus in US”

US reports first death from Covid-19 (in Washington State)

Washington declares state of emergency

US Surgeon General says “stop buying masks”

Trump blasts media/Dems for ‘hoax’-gate

Germany boosts border controls

Italy tops 1000 cases (1,128, with 29 possible virus-linked deaths)

France bans large gatherings

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Update (1530ET): Following the first death of a Coid-19-infected person in the US, Washington state has declared a state of emergency.

King County official Jeff Duchin says that 27 patients and 25 staff members at the long-term care facility in Kirkland, WA are showing symptoms.

CDC’s Messonnier stated that “there is not a national spread of the virus in the US,” and adds that US has capacity to test 75,000 people.

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Update (1515ET): President Trump has finally wrapped up a lengthy press conference that most agreed was more convincing than his previous effort on Wednesday. Trump confirmed that there are now 22 cases in the US outside of the evacuees from Wuhan and the ‘Diamond Princess’.

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