First Case Confirmed In North Carolina As US Death Toll Climbs To 9: Live Updates

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Tue, 03/03/2020

Summary:

US virus death toll hits 9
2nd case confirmed in NY
Spain reports 1st death
1st case confirmed in North Carolina
Italy mulls cancelling all sporting events for a month
2nd NY case commuted to Manhattan, traveled to Miami
Chile, Argentina report first cases
Third case possibly identified in Fla.
Stocks surge, then fade, after surprise 50 bp rate cut
4th person dies in France
Fauci says we should know soon whether Gilead’s vaccine will work
Son of Westchester corona case attended NYC school that closed
Pope tests negative for coronavirus
NYC high school closes over ‘suspected case of coronavirus’
Global case total passes 91,000
UK case total hits 51
US case total tops 100 across 15 states (including evacuees)
South Korea case total passes 5,000; death toll hits 34
Italian death toll surpasses Iran
Iran confirmed cases pass 2,000, 70+ dead
Head of European football says Euro 2020 will go on
9 new cases confirmed in Japan
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Update (1535ET): A special committee guiding Italy’s virus response has reportedly recommended that the government force the cancellation of every sporting event in the country for a month, stopping football just weeks before Euro 2020.

Earlier, the organizers of Euro 2020 said the virus wouldn’t stop the tournament.

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Update (1530ET): Officials have confirmed the first case of the virus in North Carolina, Reuters reports.

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Update (1520ET): The WHO said during its Tuesday press conference that the death rate for Covid-19 is higher than the 2% previously believed.

“More people are susceptible to infection and some will suffer serious disease. Globally about 3.4 percent of COVID-19 cases have died,” he said. “By comparison, seasonal flu generally kills far fewer than 1 percent of those infected.”

By comparison, the flu kills 0.1% of those infected. The WHO credited the “rapidly growing insight” into the virus thanks to the research that has been carried out since the outbreak began.

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Update (1455ET): Reuters has confirmed two additional deaths in Washington State on top of the one reported earlier by the NYT.

WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH REPORTS TOTAL NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CORONAVIRUS CASES NOW STANDS AT 27, INCLUDING 9 DEATHS, UP FROM 18 CASES AND 6 DEATHS ON MONDAY

As BNO pointed out, we were also initially confused about whether these were two additional deaths, or if there was an overlap with the case reported earlier by NYT.

Turns out, there wasn’t.

In addition, there are now 27 confirmed cases in Washington alone, nearly double the number in the entire US (outside the evacuees) a week ago. The death toll in the US has climbed to 9, all in Washington State. At this rate, the state’s death toll is climbing faster than the 10-year yield is falling.

By BNO’s count, the US case total has climbed to 111.

Meanwhile, as more patients report being unable to receive coronavirus tests, or of being hit with a hefty medical bill after receiving a negative test, President Trump said Tuesday that he would look into getting insurance companies to cover coronavirus-related costs.

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