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- Global cases: More than 118,101, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
- Global deaths: At least 4,262, according toÂ data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
- U.S. cases: At least 808, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
- U.S. deaths: At least 28, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
Nadine Dorries, a junior health minister in the UK, has been diagnosed with coronavirus after falling ill on Friday, the Times of London reported. Dorries, who is now in isolation and recovering, met hundreds of people in Parliament in the past week and attended a reception with Prime Minster Boris Johnson, the Times said.Â â Reuters
Google is telling all of its North American employees to stay home until at least April 10, as the COVID-19 coronavirus spreads.
“All offices in North America are now on recommended work from home status, if roles allow,” a Google spokesperson said in an email to CNBC. “Our goal is to reduce the density of people in offices, which expert advice suggests may slow down the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the burden on the local community and health resources.”
More than 100,000 Google employees are based in North America.Â âElias
Google is temporarily banning ads for medical face masks, which have proliferated online as the coronavirus spreads.Â
“Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to temporarily ban all medical face mask ads,” a Google spokeswoman said in an email to CNBC. “We’re actively monitoring the situation and will continue to take action as needed to protect users.”
The restriction only applies to face masks for now, and does not apply to ads for other products that could protect against the outbreak, like hazmat suits and sanitizers, which have also proliferated in recent weeks.Â Google said it is “continuing to evaluate” whether the ban should apply to other products, and said will take a “few days” to take down existing mask ads, meaning users are likely to still see them in the coming days.Â Google is temporarily banning ads for medical face masks, which have proliferated online as the coronavirus spreads.Â Â â Elias, Graham
Seattle and King County officials announced 74 new cases and two deaths, bringing the total in the county to at least 190 infections and at least 22 deaths. Health officials said access to more testing is showing that COVID-19 is spreading more rapidly in King County. of the 22 deaths in King County, 19 were related to the Life Care residential home in Kirkland, Washington, that has become the source of an epidemic.Â âLovelace