8:30 PM Mtn Update – Half the World’s Countries Now Infected in 104 of 197. Milan Region’s 16 Million People Now On Lockdown Trying to Contain COVID-19. All Italian Schools Closed. Worldwide 110,066 Cases; 3,830 Deaths; 62,278 Recoveries.

“We are facing an emergency, a national emergency.”

— Prime Minister Giuseppte Conte in a 2 AM Sunday news press conference, March 8, 2020

“The head of the Italian Lombardy region’s intensive care crisis unit says the health system is on the brink of collapse, intensive care being set up in hallways. By March 26, they predict ~ 18,000 COVID-19 cases in Lombardy, of which ~ 3,000 will need intensive care.”

—  Twitter feed from Rachel Donadio, Lombardy Province, Italy, March 8, 2020

“Well, it’s arrived. I also have the coronavirus.”

— Rome-based leader of Italy’s Democratic Party and president of the Lazio region, Nicola Zingarette, announced on Facebook, Saturday, March 7, 2020

Early Sunday morning, March 8, 2020, the road to Milan, Italy's Linate Airport is almost empty after the 2 AM government order to lockdown some 16 million people in northern Italy in a desperate effort to try to contain the COVID-19 pandemic now infecting people in 104 nations, about half the world. Image by Piero Cruciatti/AFP/Getty.
Early Sunday morning, March 8, 2020, the road to Milan, Italy’s Linate Airport is almost empty after the 2 AM government order to lockdown some 16 million people in northern Italy in a desperate effort to try to contain the COVID-19 pandemic now infecting people in 104 nations, about half the world. Image by Piero Cruciatti/AFP/Getty.

 

5:30 PM Mtn UPDATE – March 8, 2020 Albuquerque, New Mexico – Italy’s government in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 8, 2020, ordered a lock down of Milan and the surrounding region to try to help contain the rapidly rising COVID-19 cases and deaths in northern Italy. That is an ordered quarantine of some 16 million people in what is usually the strongest economic engine of Italy. This is the largest and most stringent government order beyond China’s lockdown of some 100 million people in Wuhan and the Hubei province a few weeks ago. This order came suddenly and provoked local leaders in northern Italy to complain they had not been consulted.

March 8, 2020 Tweet from Rachel Donadio

“The head of the Italian Lombardy region’s intensive care crisis unit says the health system is on the brink of collapse, intensive care being set up in hallways. By March 26, they predict ~ 18,000 COVID-19 cases in Lombardy, of which ~ 3,000 will need intensive care.”

Prior to this lockdown, Italy’s government had ordered the closing of the entire country’s schools, while on Saturday, March 7, 2020, the Rome-based leader of Italy’s Democratic Party and president of the Lazio region, Nicola Zingarette, announced on Facebook:  “Well, it’s arrived. I also have the coronavirus.”

 

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases and Deaths in 32 States

As of 5:30 PM Mtn on Sunday, March 8, 2020, 32 states and the District of Columbia are reporting confirmed COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths. In addition there are 66 additional cases from the Diamond Princess cruise ship that are patients in various American sites.
As of 5:30 PM Mtn on Sunday, March 8, 2020, 32 states and the District of Columbia are reporting confirmed COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths. In addition there are 66 additional cases from the Diamond Princess cruise ship that are patients in various American sites.

 

Half the World’s Countries Now Infected in 104 of 197 

The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 104 countries and territories around the world and one international conveyance (the Diamond Princess cruise ship harbored in Yokohama, Japan). Here is a partial world list of 90 infected country cases and deaths.


More Information:

03-06-20 — 2:00 PM Mtn UPDATE: COVID-19 Pandemic Now in 97 Countries = 101,876 Cases; 3,462 Deaths; 56,108 Recoveries. United States Still Without Adequate Test Kits While COVID-19 Hiding Weeks Inside Human Hosts Infecting Other Humans. Implication: Explosion of USA Positive Cases Upcoming.

03-02-20 — 1 PM March 2nd UPDATE: Pandemic COVID-19 Now In 75 Countries: 90,294 Cases; 3,086 Deaths; 45,705 Recoveries. United States 92 Cases and 6 Deaths.

02-29-20 – First COVID-19 Death in U. S. Is In Washington State. King County Press Conference At 4 PM Mtn Today. New Cases in Washington, Oregon and California Could Be “Community Spread.” U. S. 66 Confirmed Cases. World Death Total Now 2,942 and 86,021 Cases.

02-27-20 –  CDC Confirms First “Community Spread” COVID-19 Case in California, Which Means No Clue Where Coronavirus Came From.

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.

02-11-2020 – Feb. 11 Update 4 PM Mtn – Wuhan Coronavirus Infections — 28 Countries: 1,107 Deaths, 43,101 cases; U.S. Still At 12 Confirmed in 5 States.
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? 

03-21-2006 – One Way H5N1 Bird Flu Could Adapt to Humans
03-10-2006 – The Rapid Spread of H5N1 Bird Flu Virus
10-26-2005 – H5N1 Bird Flu – The Next Pandemic?
04-14-2003 – SARS Breakthrough – Genetic Sequencing of Coronavirus Linked to Killer Pneumonia

Websites:

Worldometers Active COVID-19 Cases and Deaths:  https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

“As Coronavirus Disrupts Factories, India Curbs Exports of Key Drugs,” March 3, 2020, The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/03/business/coronavirus-india-drugs.html

“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

 

“Lung biopsy of deceased China patient shows SARS-like damage,” February 18, 2020, Japanese Timeshttps://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

World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Meeting Jan. 22, 2020:  https://www.who.int/ihr/procedures/novel-coronavirus-2019/en/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):  https://www.who.int/ihr/procedures/novel-coronavirus-2019/en/
and

COVID-19 Cases in U.S: CDC  Latest Coronavirus Updates | Time: https://time.com/5783771/covid-19-us-cases/

SciTechDaily.com:  https://scitechdaily.com/

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