“We have now increased our assessment of the risk of spread and the risk of impact of COVID-19 to very high at a global level.”
— Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020
February 28, 2020 Albuquerque, New Mexico – In a press conference today, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced that COVID-19 has spread to 59 countries now in every continent except Antarctica. Further, he announced, “We have now increased our assessment of the risk of spread and the risk of impact of COVID-19 to very high at a global level.”
Citing the work of its researchers in China, WHO announced earlier this week that the fatality rate for COVID-19 is “between 2% and 4%.”
Worldometers.info is keeping a 24-hour watch on COVID-19 news and reported at 2:30 PM Mtn., February 28, 2020, that the coronavirus is infecting people in 59 countries and territories around the world, plus the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined in Yokohama, Japan, earlier in February that became a concentrated Petri dish of coronavirus that spread to more than 600 cruise passengers.
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01-31-2020 – Friday 8:45 PM Update – 7th Case in U.S.; Current Death Toll Now 259 and Confirmed Cases 11,791. Many Airlines Have Suspended All Flights to China. Russia Closed Down Border to China As W.H.O. Declares Wuhan Coronavirus “Global Public Health Emergency.”
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“Coronavirus: Italy hunts for coronavirus superspreader as ‘7th person dies’ of COVID-19,” Sky News, February 24, 2020: https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-austria-considers-border-controls-over-coronavirus-outbreak-11941438
Worldometers Active COVID-19 Cases and Deaths: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
“Lung biopsy of deceased China patient shows SARS-like damage,” February 18, 2020, Japanese Times: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/02/18/asia-pacific/science-health-asia-pacific/lung-biopsy-deceased-china-patient-shows-sars-like-damage/#.Xky-KUN7k6c
“Stocks fall after Apple’s coronavirus warning; analyst says ‘worst is yet to come’ for markets,” February 18, 2020: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/18/coronavirus-latest-updates.html
COVID-19 Cases in U.S: CDC Latest Coronavirus Updates | Time: https://time.com/5783771/covid-19-us-cases/
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