Coronavirus live updates: New York declares emergency; quarantine hotel 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

Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency after the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in New York increased to 76. 

Eleven of the cases are in New York City and 57 are in Westchester County. There are also signals of an ongoing spread, including a pair of cases in both Saratoga County and Rockland County, as well as four in Nassau County, according to the governor. 

The slew of cases in Westchester County trace back to a lawyer from Westchester, who was the second confirmed case in the state. –  Newburger 

About 30 people remained trapped after a five-storey hotel being used for coronavirus quarantine collapsed in the southeast Chinese port city of Quanzhou, state media said.

About four hours after the collapse, the Quanzhou municipality said 38 of the 70 or so people who had been in the Quanzhou Xinjia Hotel had been rescued.

A video stream posted by the government-backed Beijing News site showed rescue workers in orange overalls clambering over rubble and twisted steelwork carrying people towards ambulances. – Reuters

The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has slowed down but the total number of cases in the country leapt by over 1,200, the Civil Protection Agency said.

Deaths due to the infectious virus were up 36 to 233, the head of the agency, Angelo Borrelli, said in a news conference. They were up 49 on Friday, in the biggest rise since the outbreak of the illness in Italy.

The total number of cases in the country was up to 5,883 compared to 4,636 announced on Friday, showing that contagion shows no sign of slowing down.

Borrelli added that of those originally infected, 589 had fully recovered while 567 were being treated in intensive care.

The contagion came to light over two weeks ago and is focused on a handful of hotspots in the north of Italy, but cases have now been confirmed in each of the country’s 20 regions, with deaths recorded in eight of them. –  Reuters 

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 

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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