Coronavirus live updates: Dozens trapped after hotel used for quarantine collapses in China

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  • Total cases worldwide: More than 102,000, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University
  • Total deaths worldwide: At least 3,491, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University
  • Total U.S. cases: At least 340, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University
  • Total U.S. deaths: At least 14, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University

British health officials said that the number of confirmed virus cases in the U.K. has increased from 164 to 206, an increase of 42 since Friday. 

Two people in Britain have died from the virus, the health ministry and the Public Health England agency said. More than 21,000 people have been tested for the virus. — Newburger 

Amtrak is canceling its nonstop Acela service between Washington, D.C. and New York City due to concerns over the virus. It will suspend service starting on Tuesday through May 26, and will suspend change fees on existing and new reservations for tickets bought before April 30. 

“We are closely monitoring the coronavirus and are taking action based on guidance from public health experts,” the company said. — Newburger 

About 70 people were trapped in a collapsed hotel in the city of Quanzhou, in southeastern Fujian Province, the city government said on its website.

The collapsed hotel is used for coronavirus quarantine, according to the official People’s Daily. The building collapsed at around 7:30 p.m., and by 9 p.m., 23 people had been rescued, the city government said.

No reason for the collapse was given. — Reuters 

Officials confirmed on Friday that two people who recently attended the conference by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in D.C. tested positive for the virus. Thousands of people attended the policy conference. 

The D.C. Department of Health said in a statement that there’s no identified risk to the people who were at the conference.

“All attendees and members of the public are urged to follow the well-established prevention tips like staying home if sick and calling ahead to a health provider if experiencing symptoms,” the health department said. – Newburger

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/07/coronavirus-live-updates-pope-cancels-large-public-appearances-as-cases-surge-in-europe.html

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