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- Total confirmed cases: More than 89,100
- Total deaths: At least 3,040
Health authorities inÂ WashingtonÂ on Sunday confirmed a second death in the U.S. from the new coronavirus. The patient was a man in his 70s who was hospitalized at EvergreenHealth in Washington State, according to the King County Department of Public Health. TheÂ first coronavirus death on American soil was reported on Saturday, also fromÂ King County in Washington State. Meanwhile, New York State and city officials on Sunday confirmed Manhattan’s firstÂ coronavirusÂ case, a woman who recently traveled to Iran and is currently isolated in her home.Â The patient is a woman in her late 30s who had recently been to Iran and is now isolated in her home, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said.Â âKopecki, Tan
The U.S. Federal Reserve is likely to join other global central banks in cutting interest rates aggressively in response to the coronavirus scare, Goldman Sachs economists said Sunday. With fears over a global slowdown intensifying, the Fed likely will announce a 50 basis point cut at its March meeting, if not sooner, the firm said. In all, Goldman sees the Fed cutting 100 basis points this year, which is an increase from just Friday, when it saw a cut of 75 basis points.Â âCox
The president of the European Commission said Monday that the European Union’s disease prevention agency hadÂ raised the bloc’s risk level to high, as the coronavirus continues to spread. Ursula von der Leyen told a news conference in Brussels that theÂ European Center for Disease Prevention and Control had raised its risk level up from moderate, with more than 2,100 cases of coronavirus confirmed in 18 of the 27 EU states. EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides confirmed Monday 38 EU citizens had died as a result of the flu-like virus.Â âMeredith
Iran’s health ministry said Monday that the total number of those infected with the coronavirus had climbed to 1,501, Reuters reported citing state television, with 66 deaths nationwide. Iran is at the epicenter of the outbreak in the Middle East, having recorded the highest number of coronavirus fatalities outside China.Â âMeredith