Coronavirus live updates: Oregon declares emergency; Washington state weighs mandatory measures to contain outbreak

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. 

  • Global cases: More than 107,000, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University
  • Global deaths: At least 3,648, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University
  • U.S. cases: At least 437, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University
  • U.S. deaths: At least 19, according to data compiled by NBC News

The U.S. State Department has advised all Americans, especially those with underlying health conditions, to avoid travel by cruise ship. The announcement comes after 21 passengers and crew members aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship, owned by Carnival’s Princess Cruises, tested positive for COVID-19. Passengers will disembark Monday at the port of Oakland, California officials said in a statement, and all passengers will face a 14-day quarantine on a variety of military bases. California officials added that the nearly 1,000 crew members on the ship will be quarantined on the ship, and not allowed to disembark. —Feuer

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown declared a 60-day state of emergency as COVID-19 cases in the state doubled to 14. “We will do everything in our power to keep Oregonians safe,” Brown said at a news conference. —Reuters

French health officials said cases have risen to 1,126 across the country, including 19 deaths. That’s up from 949 confirmed cases on Saturday, according to Johns Hopkins University, and 11 deaths. —Feuer

An official from Italy’s Lombardy region, which is the worst-hit part of the country, said 257 people in the area have died, up from 154 a day ago. Nationwide, the country reported 366 deaths, up from 233 on Saturday.

Italian officials imposed a virtual lockdown on its wealthiest and most populous region, which includes the financial capital Milan, as part of tough new measures to try to contain the coronavirus outbreak. The new rules include telling people not to enter or leave Lombardy, which is home to some 10 million people. The virus has infected at least 5,883 people in Italy, according to Johns Hopkins University. —Feuer

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/08/coronavirus-live-updates-grand-princess-to-disembark-passengers.html

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