Coronavirus live updates: US reports 91 cases, Italy death toll climbs to 52

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

Illinois health officials said they confirmed a new case in Cook County, a woman in her 70s who is married to another coronavirus patient. The CDC still needs to confirm Illinois’ test results, according to the Illinois and Cook County health departments. The patient and her husband are reportedly in good condition, health officials said. —Kopecki 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there are currently 91 confirmed or presumed positive cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. At least 48 of those are people who were evacuated from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak, and the Diamond Princess cruise ship. At least 17 cases — 12 confirmed and 5 presumptive positive — are travel-related infections. Twenty-six cases — four confirmed and 22 presumptive positive — are from human-to-human interaction, according to the agency’s website. The CDC reported just over 60 confirmed cases on Sunday. —Lovelace

The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has risen by 18 over the past 24 hours to 52, the Civil Protection Agency said.The accumulative number of cases in the country which has been hardest hit by the virus in Europe totaled 2036, up from 1,694 on Sunday.The head of the agency said that of those originally infected, 149 people had recovered.The contagion came to light 10 days ago and is focused
mainly on a handful of hotspots in the north of Italy, with isolated cases reported in many other regions. —Reuters

The number of new coronavirus cases outside China was almost 9 times higher than that inside the country over the last 24 hours, World Health Organization officials. As epidemics spread across other continents, new cases in China are falling, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a press briefing at the agency’s headquarters in Geneva. It reported just 206 new cases of the coronavirus, COVID-19, on Sunday, the lowest number of new cases in that country since Jan. 22, he said. Outside China, the total number of cases now tops 8,739 across 61 countries, including 127 deaths, Tedros said.  About 81% of cases outside China are from four countries, he added. —Lovelace

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

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