Coronavirus live updates: First case confirmed in New York City, Europe raises risk level

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  • Total confirmed cases: More than 89,100
  • Total deaths: At least 3,040

Health authorities in Washington 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. The first coronavirus death on American soil was reported on Saturday, also from King County in Washington State. Meanwhile, New York State and city officials on Sunday confirmed Manhattan’s first coronavirus case, a woman who recently traveled to Iran and is currently isolated in her home. 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. —Kopecki, 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. —Cox

The president of the European Commission said Monday that the European Union’s disease prevention agency had 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 the 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. —Meredith

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. —Meredith

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/02/coronavirus-latest-updates-outbreak.html

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