Illinois Confirms 4th Case, Saudi Arabia Confirms 1st, Italian Death Toll Tops 50: Live Virus Updates

Monday, March 2, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Mon, 03/02/2020


2nd US death reported in Washington State
Gottlieb warns US cases likely in ‘low thousands’
Illinois announces 4th case
Boris Johnson: “A very significant expansion” of the virus is “clearly in the cards”
Italian death toll climbs 18 to 52 while total cases surpasses 2,000
BMW tells 150 to quarantine after Munich employee infected
WHO’s Tedros: Virus is “common enemy” of humanity so don’t focus on blame
Jordan reports first two cases
Death toll in France doubles
Tunisia reports first case
UK total climbs to 40
OECD warns global growth could fall by half
Indonesia reports first cases
“Progress is being made” toward a vaccine
Cuomo says NY expects more cases
India confirms 2 more cases
‘Official’ Iran death toll hits 66
EU confirms 38 deaths across 18 members
First cases confirmed in Fla.
2 Amazon employees test positive in Milan
Virus now in 7 US states: Washington, California, Illinois, Rhode Island, New York, Florida and Oregon
San Antonio virus patient re-hospitalized after testing positive
China warns it could face ‘locust invasion’
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Update (1305ET): Boris Johnson said Monday that “a very significant expansion” of the virus is “clearly in the cards.”

Update (1300ET): Public health officials in Illinois have announced another “presumptive positive” case of coronavirus. Like the prior cases, Illinois case No. 4 is also in Cook County.

The total number of coronavirus cases confirmed in Italy has climbed to more than 2,000 on Sunday, according to a statement from Italian public health officials. The country’s death toll climbed by 18 to 52.

The march of first-cases continues, with Saudi Arabia becoming the latest to announce its first case on Monday.

In Washington, 34 firefighters and police are being quarantined after visiting the nursing home in Kirkland where two cases were confirmed over the weekend.

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