Italian Death Toll Passes 1,000, Mortality Rate Hits 6.7%: Virus Updates

Thursday, March 12, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Thu, 03/12/2020

Summary:

Scott Gottlieb says US can still avoid “Italy-like” outcome
UK reports 2 more deaths
Trudeau and wife to self-quarantine after wife reports flu-like symptoms
2nd Utah Jazz player tests positive
NJ cutting off nightclub liquor sales after 10pm
Deaths in Italy above 1,000
NHL “pauses” play
Major League Baseball will delay start to 2020 season
Dr. Fauci says test shortage is major government ‘failing’
Rick Scott 2nd Senator to self-quarantine over virus
Senate cancels recess, will stay open next week
Reporter claims Gobert was careless in the lockerroom
2020 champions league tournament postponed until next year
US Major League soccer suspends play
Trump says we may need to extend travel ban
Reports claim once again that Merkel is ready to whip out the checkbook
Goldman asks workers in NY to work from home in ‘staggered shifts’
EU officials condemned Trump’s travel ban
Trump says ‘markets are going to be fine’
Spain has approved a €2.8 billion rescue package
Olympic torch lit in front of just 100 spectators
La Liga suspends season after Real Madrid player tests positive
3 F1 racers quarantined
Blackstone advises portfolio companies to draw down revolving credit lines
NHL rumored to be planning a league play suspension as playoffs begin
Passenger on JetBlue flight from NY to FLA tests positive for virus
Spanish cabinet being tested for coronavirus
Scandinavia begins shuttering schools
Iran reaches out to 3 million Iranians who may have been infected
Market participants wary of dissipating bond market liquidity
Global deaths pass 4,600
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Update (1352ET): Italy’s civil protection agency has reported yet another unsettling jump in newly confirmed cases and deaths, bringing the death toll within the country above 1,000 deaths, becoming the first country outside China to (officially) top that threshold (we suspect Iran has secretly recorded at least as many).

The death total in Italy from the coronavirus climbed to 1,016 from 827, while the number of confirmed cases in Italy climbed to 15,113 from 12,462, marking the fourth straight day with more than 100 deaths and more than 1,000 new cases confirmed.

With the new numbers, the country’s mortality rate has climbed to 6.7%.

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Update (1345ET): Rick Scott just became the second US Senator to self-quarantine after potentially being exposed to the virus.

Though Scott said he doesn’t believe he interacted with the individual (the press secretary we noted in an earlier post), he is taking precautions “out of an abundance of caution”.

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