Los Angeles County Confirms First Coronavirus Death; Seattle Closes Schools For “A Minimum” Of 2 Weeks: Live Updates

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Wed, 03/11/2020

Summary:

WHO declares Covid-19 is a pandemic
LA confirms first death
Seattle schools close for two weeks
Congressional doctor says up to
Cuomo confirms 39 new cases in NY, raising total to 212

First death in Indonesia
Confirmed cases in France top 2,000
Washington State to ban events over 200
Details of cruiseline industry’s ‘health and safety proposal’ leak
‘Waffle House’ employee in Atlanta confirmed
UK reports 7th death
Chicago cancels St. Paddy’s Day parade
NY sends in National Guard
IADB cancels meeting in Colombia as virus spreads across Latin America
Mnuchin says first part of virus stimulus plan will be ready in 2 days
Dr. Fauci warns virus 10x more deadly than flu and could infect millions if not handled early
FEMA evacuates Atlanta office over coronavirus scare
3 Boeing workers test positie
Washington DC advises cancellation or postponement of all gatherings with more than 1,000 people
Harvard to prorate room and board for students
US cases surpass 1,000
UK Health Minister catches virus
Ireland, Bulgaria, Sweden report first deaths
Connecticut declares state of emergency
UK total hits 456 following largest daily jump on record (83 new cases)
Global cases pass 120,000
South Korea reports new outbreak in call center
Japan reportedly planning to declare state of emergency
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Update (1522ET): LA County health officials announced on Wednesday that one of their patients had succumbed to the virus, marking the second death in California from the virus and the first in LA County, a local TV station reports. They also announced another 6 confirmed cases, bringing the county total to 27.

County health officials announced the unfortunate news during a press update:

The victim was a woman over the age of 60 who died after contracting the virus, according to County Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer. The woman, who has not been publicly identified, was visiting Los Angeles County and had underlying health conditions.

As one observer noted about Ferrer during the press conference…

Meanwhile, the CDC’s Dr. Nancy Messonnier is delivering her daily update:

In a first for major cities, the Seattle Times just reported that all Seattle schools will close on Friday for “a minimum of two weeks” to thwart the virus’s spread. The reporters cited a copy of an email sent to school administrators.

The decision was reportedly made after “conferring” with county and school officials. Inslee earlier urged all schools in the state to prepare for having students finish their studies for the year online.

On Wednesday, two schools in Seattle were already closed due to virus exposure fears.

The email instructs principals to treat the closure as if they were going on spring break, and lists some guidance for going forward.

“We know you do not have time to do everything and we trust that you will do your best given the circumstances,” the email said.

The announcement comes after the district’s early move to stay open in an effort to make sure children don’t suddenly see a loss in services.

And additionally, one twitter user just tallied up a breakdown of all the cases confirmed in Italy:

Update (1445ET): The UK has just reported its 7th death, another elderly patient, according to media reports.

In other news, the House Oversight Committee meeting where Dr. Fauci and Dr. Redfield were answering questions won’t resume until tomorrow.

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Update (1430ET): France has just announced roughly 500 new coronavirus infections, and more than a dozen more deaths, bringing the total above 2,000.

FRANCE CONFIRMS 2281 CORONAVIRUS CASES, 48 DEATHS AS OF WED.
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Update (1410ET): During his Wednesday press conference, Cuomo confirmed that the state had succeeded in contracting with 28 private labs to speed up coronavirus tests. He also confirmed 39 new cases in NY, bringing the state total to 212, adding that “numbers will continue to go up dramatically.”

Meanwhile, CNBC’s Eamon Javers reported that President Trump is considering an emergency declaration for all of the US under the “Stafford Act”, which would open up more federal money via FEMA

One Response to “Los Angeles County Confirms First Coronavirus Death; Seattle Closes Schools For “A Minimum” Of 2 Weeks: Live Updates”

  1. Robert Edward Lee

    Anyone listen to Hagmann the other night when John Moore mentioned how many people DIE EACH WEEK in America from the regular flu ? 700 a week !

    But wait !!! “ONE” died in LA from covid 19. OMG !!!!

    #1770
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