new coronavirus has infected at least 214 894 people and killed at least 8732 worldwide on March 18.
The World Health Organization declared a pandemic on 11 March.
Europe is the new center of the disease. The disease also infects more and more people in the US and other countries. At least 156 countries have reported cases
China -. Where the virus first began spreading in late 2019 -. Have seen a sharp drop-off rate of new cases
Now the virus has taken a heavy toll outside China than within it, the overall infection and death.
More than 83,000 people known to be infected have recovered, mostly in China.
number of states have declared a state of emergency and to slow the spread of the virus. President Donald Trump has suspended all travel between the US and Europe, while the European Union has banned the way in.
Governments around the world have committed hundreds of billions of dollars to reduce the economic impact of the virus and the quarantine area, which is expected to be severe.
United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended in mid-March that all the meetings of 50 people and more postponed until May. Trump suggested that a meeting of more than 10.
The United States has reported the case in every country and has confirmed 150 deaths coronavirus. Rep Mario Diaz-Balart and Rep Ben McAdams became the first member of Congress to test positive for coronavirus ..; his office confirmed on Wednesday his condition. ..
Here’s everything we know
Outside of China, cases have been reported in:
WHO officials say they are very concerned by the “alarming level of inaction” to combat the coronavirus.
China town center has a population of 11 million.
on March 18, more than 8,000 people in the US have been infected by a coronavirus
The first publicly confirmed US deaths -. a man in his 50s who had chronic underlying health problems – reported in late February at EvergreenHealth, hospitals in King County.
on February 17, more than 300 Americans who have been quarantined on a cruise ship Diamond Princess in Japan brought back to the US.
Fourteen people sick flown on the same plane as healthy individuals (although they are stored), and many others on a flight later tested positive. Everyone who was on the cruise ship was quarantined at the US military base for two weeks.
Health experts and US officials have.
Countries around the world have implemented measures lockdown in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus, from border closures and shutdowns of the school.
“Lockdown” is not a technical term, but can refer to any of the geographic compulsory quarantine, closure of certain businesses, or restrictions on events and meetings.
based on the latest official figures of deaths and 3.4% of cases, although health experts as milder cases can be reported and confirmed.
A of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention found the death rate of 2.3%. US health officials have estimated the death rate is closer to 1%, which is still 10 times higher that of seasonal flu.
looked at 44,000 patients were confirmed in China. The data showed that patients in their 50s had a mortality rate of about three times as patients in their 40s.
Patients with cardiac disease should be, according to the China CDC same research. The mortality rate for patients who reported no pre-existing condition is less than 1%
A recent study found that the coronavirus’ average incubation period -. The time that elapsed between when a patient is infected and when they come coronavirus test positive again – is. But in 1% of cases, it can take more than two weeks.
Many countries have established quarantine policy is based on the incubation of 14 days, but the evidence is far from conclusive.
But the patient found that the incubation period is 19 days. Another coronavirus analyzed 1,099 cases in China and reported that the incubation can be for 24 days
Patients -. As a woman in her 40s who lives in Osaka, Japan – first tested positive for the virus in January 29. He was discharged from hospital on February 1 and declared free of viruses on 6 February.
Almost two weeks later, he developed a sore throat and chest. He was on February 26, China has also reported cases of people getting reinfected.
A man who has been on the cruise ship Diamond Princess became sick and tested positive for the virus again, after being confirmed negative in early March, according to Japanese broadcaster.
The case of reinfection remain scarce.
Another one-off cases of the virus in children, including a girl 9-month-old in Beijing, a child in Germany that his father had a virus as well, and infected but show no symptoms.
but the virus seems to affect mostly adults. A the end of January speculated that “children may be less likely to become infected or, if infected, may exhibit milder symptoms” than adults.
The disease experts say it is far among children because children tend to wash their hands and cover their mouths – .. behaviors that can spread germs
The study found that nearly a third of inpatients studied in Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University is a health worker
Li Wenliang, a doctor in Wuhan, has been hailed as a hero in China after he contracted the virus and died while treating patients.
The case is particularly notable because he was trying to sound the alarm about the disease before it is widely understood, the Chinese authorities punish him.
Shanghai Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland everything has been covered, though.
Museums, galleries, theaters and main tourist places around the world, such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, has been closed because o f the virus.
Dick Pound, vice president of the International Olympic Committee, told the Associated Press that the decision will likely come in May. For now, he said, athletes should continue training.
said that 102 countries have closed the school in some capacity.
Italian has been wracked by a coronavirus, with 35 713 cases and 2,978 deaths on 18 March
on Wednesday, the European nation recorded since the outbreak of coronavirus began: .. 475 deaths
and medical workers stretched thin as the number of patients continues to increase, which forces doctors overwhelmed to make a difficult decision on whom to treat first.
Home to one of the oldest populations in the world, Italy.
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on March 9 made unprecedented steps to put the entire nation of 60 million people under quarantine.
More than 100 million people are on lockdown as a coronavirus continue relentless march across Europe, forcing countries to limit travel, shutting down schools and universities, banning public gatherings and imposed a curfew.
Austria has halted passenger-train connections between it and neighboring Italy, an event with more than 1,000 participants have been banned in Switzerland, and Spain have
On March 18, Spain has at least 13 910 confirmed cases and 623 deaths .; Germany confirmed 11,973 cases and 28 deaths; France reported 7661 cases and 148 deaths; Switzerland has 3,028 confirmed cases and 28 deaths; and the Netherlands has 2,056 cases and 58 deaths.
Norway, Austria, Sweden, Belgium and Denmark have all surpassed 1,000 patients each.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the start of the meeting of parliament on March 10. Between 60% and 70% of the country’s population could contract COVID-19 at some point, he estimated
officials in the UK have decided to change the way they Epidemic coronavirus after realizing just “in recent days” that their strategy could lead to the death of nearly a quarter of a million people, according to who has advised the government on the scientific approach.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has faced criticism for his strategy of “mitigation” and forced on March 16 to adopt that involves restricting all human contact is not important over the coming months.
This country has reported 84 deaths per March 18th
health officials said the outbreak of the nation began after a woman 61 years we vir transmitted to fellow members of the religious group periphery, it is.
The senior Iranian officials have contracted the virus and the Iranian Parliament now.
put the official tally of cases coronavirus Iran among the countries that have been most affected by COVID-19. But reporters challenge infection and death number of countries, indicate that the actual number is much higher.
WHO’s what this country report for limits on testing for the virus.
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“There is a whole other cohorts either no symptoms or minimal symptoms,” Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on 6 February.
The White House and the CDC have been criticized for their handling of the epidemic so far.
The US and South Korea reported the first case of coronavirus them on the same day. In the weeks since, South Korea has tested hundreds of thousands of people, and built a drive-thru screening spots so that patients can be assessed within 10 minutes.
The CDC initially designed test was broken for COVID-19, then press the delay in distributing the better for state and local laboratories to be used, reported. That pushed the test-kit shortage that has prevented health officials from getting a clear understanding of exactly how many Americans have been infected with the virus.
On March 12, Vice President Mike Pence could not confirm the number of tests carried out or the number of infections that health experts expect to see in the US.
Trump also been criticized for discouraging the severity of the coronavirus on several occasions, according to.
He first commented on the disease on January 22 – the day after the first US case was reported – when CNBC’s Joe Kernen asked the president if there is concern about the pandemic at the time. Trump replied: “No. Not at all And we have it totally under control was one of the people who come from China, and we have it under control It will be alright ….” < p> Trump later said to a significant delay in state coronavirus testing capabilities.
On March 17, Trump was asked by reporters to assess their own response to the pandemic, which Trump replied “10” on a scale of 1 to 10.
Trump has imposed sweeping restrictions on travel between Europe and the United States. The State Department also issued a statement urging US citizens to “reconsider” plans to travel abroad.
Other countries around the world is.
Travelers also should avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. Wearing masks may not be your best defense, however.
For those who are healthy, wash your hands and avoid close contact with ill patients is a better way to prevent infection.
“wearing masks, except in situations of health care providers, have never proved to be a very effective way to protect themselves from infectious diseases,” Eric Toner, a scientist at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Insurance, told Business Insider , <. p> Stocking the face mask also can reduce the supply of medical personnel who need
at a hearing in late February, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar said – that filters out most of the air particles from the surrounding air – to healthcare professionals protect during an outbreak. At that time, it was only 30 million, he said.
As most original patients have a relationship with one of the markets where live animals are sold, the scientists pointed to as a possible origin of the virus.
However, a group of Chinese scientists recently published a study showing that. Although the first 41 cases reported Dec. 31, the scientists determined that the virus may begin to spread from person to person as early as late November. The seafood market in Wuhan, they write, may have “pushed” virus circulation.
Researchers at South China Agricultural University that pangolins are endangered species may be an intermediary between the bat and the people.
An early in the Journal of Medical Virology suggests that the virus may have jumped from, but it was not possible. Cui Jie, a virologist who helped identify the SARS-related virus in bats in 2017, said it was clear “the virus of mammals.”
viruses that cause both diseases belonging to the same coronavirus family.
a study of a Chinese family in the southern province of Guangdong found that due to spread from one family member to the next.
But Michael Farzan, a biologist at the Scripps Research, said STAT that of that of the flu.
“The lower the chances that the virus will evolve in some way a disaster, say, become much more deadly,” Farzan said.
All of these Wuhan public transport – including buses, metro, and ferry – January 23 halted trains and airplanes coming into and out of the city were also closed, and barriers installed to keep taxis and private cars from the exit.
Wuhan’s 11 million inhabitants are, barring special circumstances.
China has also imposed travel restrictions on other parts of the country. in February found that more than 780 million people in China – more than half the population – .. under some sort of travel restrictions
But as the number of new cases in China falls
virus have business closed, halted the global supply chain, and already very disadvantaged industries such as the travel industry.
This could make the 20% unemployment in the US, while both the Dow Jones and S & P 500 had their biggest one-day fall for both indices since 1987.
Governments around the world announced billions in stimulus packages and state support.
There are several dozen ongoing efforts to, according to the reports of the 35 candidates.
Various companies, including giants such as Johnson & Johnson and Sanofi and small biotech companies and academic research laboratories, is.
Some are developing a vaccine from scratch, while others are. At least seven vaccines are entering the stage of human testing by the end of 2020.
Rosie Perper, Aylin Woodward, Kieran Corcoran, and Ali Millington contributed to this report.
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