Coronavirus live updates: New York declares emergency; Italy to lock down Milan area

This is CNBC’s 24-hour live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below are in U.S. eastern time. This will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks. 

  • 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: 395, according to data compiled by NBC News 
  • Total U.S. deaths: 19, according to data compiled by NBC News 

The Italian government plans to lock down travel in and out of hard-hit Lombardy due to the coronavirus, according to a draft decree reviewed by CNBC.

Lombardy is a region of 10 million in northern Italy which is home to Milan, the nation’s financial hub. 

The Italian government also plans travel lockdowns in 11 provinces, including Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Reggio nell’Emilia, Rimini, Pesaro and Urbino, Venice, Padua, Treviso, Asti and Alessandria.

According to the draft decree, people should “absolutely avoid” travel to these areas except in emergency situations. 

Italy is one of the hardest hit countries outside China by the coronavirus. There are at least 5,883 confirmed cases in Italy and at least 233 deaths. – Kimball

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said that materials for 2.1 million coronavirus tests will have been shipped to non-public U.S. labs by Monday, as the Trump administration aims to counter criticism that its response to the disease has been sluggish.

Stephen Hahn, the FDA commissioner, told reporters at the White House that manufacturers have told the agency they believe that by the end of next week they could scale up to a capacity of 4 million additional tests.  –  Reuters 

Here are the latest confirmed coronavirus case numbers in the U.S., according to NBC News data: 

Grand Princess: 21 (19 crew members and 2 passengers); Arizona: 5; California: 84; Colorado: 8; Florida: 7; Georgia: 3; Hawaii: 1; Illinois: 6; Indiana: 1; Kentucky: 1; Massachusetts: 13; Maryland: 3; Minnesota: 2; Nebraska: 14; Nevada: 2; New Hampshire: 2; New Jersey: 4; New York: 76; North Carolina: 2; Oklahoma: 1; Oregon: 7; Pennsylvania: 2; Rhode Island: 2; South Carolina: 2; Tennessee: 1; Texas: 19; Utah: 2; Washington: 102; Wisconsin: 1. 

There have been 16 virus-related deaths in Washington state; 2 in Florida; and 1 in California. – Newburger

A cruise ship on Egypt’s Nile River with over 150 tourists and local crew was in quarantine Saturday in the southern city of Luxor, as 45 people on board tested positive for the new coronavirus, authorities said.

A Taiwanese-American tourist who had previously been on the same ship tested positive when she returned to Taiwan, the World Health Organization informed Egyptian authorities, who then tested everyone on the ship.

Health authorities first found that a dozen of the ship’s Egyptian crew members had contracted the fast-spreading virus, and said they did not show symptoms, according to a joint statement from Egypt’s Health Ministry and the WHO on Friday. –  AP 

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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