“It is a sad day in our state as we learn that a Washingtonian has died from COVID-19. Our hearts go out to his family and friends. We will continue to work toward a day where no one dies from this virus.”
— Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington, February 29, 2020
1 PM Mtn Update February 29, 2020 Albuquerque, New Mexico – Washington state along with Oregon and California all reported new cases on Friday. Among the new confirmed or presumptive cases, there were three contracted from an unknown source, bringing the total number of what could be “community spread” cases in the United States to four.
The first case of COVID-19 that appears to be “community spread” from an unknown source is a woman now being treated at the US Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California. She is from Solano County, where quarantined passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship were brought home on February 17, 2020, after an explosion of COVID-19 infections during the cruise ship’s long quarantine in Yokohama, Japan. Over 300 American cruise ship passengers were evacuated back to the United States on the early morning of February 17th to Travis AFB, Solano County, California, and to Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas.
The passengers from those flights were met by Trump Administration “greeters” who had no masks, clothes coverings or medical training. Those “greeters” went on from meeting with the cruise ship passengers to restaurants, hotels and return flights to their offices. Thus, the new “community spread” case in Solano County and others might be because of that unprotected close contact of “greeters” and quarantined passengers.
Monday 7:30 PM Update: 73,335 Confirmed Cases and 1,873 Deaths; 300+ American Diamond Princess Cruise Passengers Land At Lackland AFB Early This Morning with 14 More COVID-19 Newly Infected Patients Who Will Be Quarantined Again, Raising U.S. Confirmed Cases to 29.
As of mid-day Saturday, February 29, 2020, the U.S. has 66 cases of coronavirus, which include nine people who have recovered and four “presumptive” cases, which are those that tested positive in local tests followed by pending confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Worldometers Current COVID-19 Cases, Deaths and Recoveries As Of 1:00 PM Mtn, February 29, 2020
The coronavirus COVID-19 has now affected 63 countries and territories around the world and 1 international conveyance (the Diamond Princess cruise ship harbored in Yokohama, Japan).
To see long list of 63 countries and territories with new case and death and recovery totals, please click here: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
02-26-20 – 8:30 AM Mtn Feb. 26th Update — CDC to Americans: “Prepare for Expectation That This COVID-19 Might Be Bad.” WHO: “World Must Prepare for Pandemic.” See Earthfiles YouTube Livestream Tonight for Latest Details.
02-04-2020 – Feb. 4th 11:30 AM Mtn UPDATE – 427 Deaths and 20,707 Confirmed Cases in 28 Countries. 11 Cases in USA. Hong Kong Reports 1st Death Amid Calls to Shut Down Border. Hyundai Suspending Car Production in So. Korea.
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.”
01-25-2020 – Saturday AM UPDATE: New Wuhan Coronavirus Death Toll Now 41; More Than 1,287 Confirmed Cases, Including France. 2 Confirmed U. S. Cases.05-28-2009 – Updated – Is A/H1N1 Outbreak A “Herald Wave” Preceding More Serious Fall 2009 Epidemic?
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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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