Coronavirus live updates: China reports 143 more deaths, 2,641 additional cases

  • China’s National Health Commission reported an additional 143 deaths nationwide, as well as 2,641 new confirmed cases as of Feb. 14.
  • That brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 66,492, and number of total deaths at 1,523, the authority said.

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All times below are in Beijing time.

China’s National Health Commission reported an additional 143 deaths nationwide, as well as 2,641 new confirmed cases as of Feb. 14.

That tally includes Hubei, the epicenter of the outbreak, where 2,420 new cases were reported, and 139 more deaths. 

That brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 66,492, and number of total deaths at 1,523, the authority said.

All times below are in Eastern time.

U.S. health officials will monitor people with flu-like symptoms for the coronavirus in five cities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. The five labs are in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago and New York City, but the agency hopes to expand the monitoring nationwide. — Feuer

A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official said the notice from China’s National Health Commission about 1,716 health workers infected with the coronavirus was “concerning.” Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told reporters during a press briefing that there are currently no U.S. health workers infected with the virus. She also reiterated the possibility of community spread in the United States. — Lovelace

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/15/coronavirus-live-updates-china-reports-143-more-deaths-2641-new-cases.html

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