Coronavirus cases in US have risen up and that brings the total number of deaths in the U.S. to nine people.
Washington state health officials on Tuesday classified three new coronavirus fatalities, including two patients who passed away on Feb. 26 that wasn’t previously linked to COVID-19.
The two patients who died that day were affiliated with the Life Care Center of Kirkland, where many residents have fallen ill and at least three others have died. One of the patients, a female resident in her 80s, died in her family home.
The other patient, a 54-year-old man, was transferred to the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle from Life Care on Feb. 24 and had underlying medical conditions, the hospital announced in a statement.
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As the head of the World Health Organization announced new estimates suggesting the disease was far more lethal overall than previously suspected, but also less transmissible, schools and hospitals across the U.S. stepped up arrangements for a possible pandemic. Both the Trump administration and the World Health Organization continue to maintain the virus poses a manageable threat.
Globally, outbreaks in South Korea, Italy, Iran, and Japan have continued growing fast, however, draconian control measures in epicenter country China appeared to be paying off.
On Tuesday night, the WHO declared that more than 90,000 people worldwide have been diagnosed with the disease.
“This is a very fluid, fast-moving situation as we aggressively respond to this outbreak,” Dr. Jeff Duchin, health officer for Seattle & King County public health, announced in a statement.
“People with suspected or confirmed exposure to COVID-19 should reach out to their healthcare provider. As public health professionals we really appreciate clinicians on the front lines of patient care and they are critical to this response.”
The Life Care Center of Kirkland, a skilled nursing care facility, has become the origin of a potential outbreak.
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The second case of coronavirus in Los Angeles County was reported Tuesday. The person is at home in self-isolation, with Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center overseeing the patient’s care.
“We are in touch with and monitoring the patient,” Kaiser Permanente announced in a statement. “We are focused on delivering excellent care while ensuring the protection of our members, physicians, and staff.”
Citing HIPAA requirements, Kaiser Permanente refused to provide further details.
Public health officials in Santa Clara County have confirmed two new cases of COVID-19. Which now brings the total to 11 countywide.
Both cases are still under investigation to discover the source of the transmission.
A man in his 60s and a woman in her 30s who had traveled to countries with the widespread transmission of the virus could be Orange County’s newest cases of the infectious disease, according to a news release issued late Tuesday afternoon, March 3, by the Orange County Health Care Agency.
“Due to our almost daily increase in cases, the Public Health Department is issuing new guidance today to protect the health of vulnerable individuals,” stated County Health Officer, Dr. Sara Cody.
“We ask for the public’s help in sharing these new recommendations, staying calm, and following prior guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control.”
Officials now say the risk of cruel illness starts to increase at age 50 for those who are infected with COVID-19. The highest risk group includes people ages 80 and older.
The person who tested positive for COVID-19 is in his or her mid-30s, has a mild case and is recovering at home in Berkeley, according to Dr. Lisa Hernandez, Berkeley’s health officer.
The individual had stayed mostly at home after returning from Italy on Feb. 23 but went to see a medical professional on Monday. That professional warned the city of Berkeley directly after a suspected case of coronavirus and the city was able to use a local public health lab to get test results.
The results came back late Monday night, stated, Hernandez. The city issued a press release around 3 p.m. Tuesday.
The City of Berkeley confirmed its first case of new coronavirus, COVID-19, on Tuesday. A Berkeley resident returned to Berkeley on Feb. 23 from Italy, which has the highest caseload of new coronavirus in Europe.
This case is separate from the first assumed case in the East Bay, stated on Monday, in a health care worker who treated a coronavirus patient at a hospital in Vacaville.
In the U.S., the death toll from COVID-19 rose to nine on Tuesday, with all of the deaths in Washington state.
North Carolina health officials affirmed the state’s first COVID-19 case, a patient from Wake County who went to Washington state.
Airport officials confirmed the passenger traveled through Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Feb. 22.
Local health officials are managing to learn who may have been in association with the patient, Gov. Roy Cooper said.
“Our most important work is keeping people healthy and safe,” he stated.
“I know people are worried about this virus,” Cooper continued. “And I want to assure you the state of North Carolina is prepared. Our most important work is keeping people healthy and safe.”
RDU officials released a travel update Tuesday evening saying that the passenger “was not experiencing symptoms when they traveled through Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Based on CDC guidance, there was no identifiable risk from this case to other travelers.”
Cohen stated health officials are tracing who the infected person would have been in contact with and are informing people who were on that flight.
In their daily situation report, the World Health Organization said Tuesday that there are more than 90,000 virus cases across the globe. More than 80,000 of those cases are in China, according to the organization.