Coronavirus updates: Hong Kong reports first death as mainland China cases cross 20,000

Health, Fitness & Food

Chinese residents line up to get a free protective mask at a local pharmacy on February 2, 2020 in Beijing, China.

Kevin Frayer | Getty Images

This is a live blog. Please check back for updates.

All times below are in Beijing time.

6:43 am: China’s Hubei province confirms additional 64 deaths and 2,345 cases

The Hubei Provincial Health Committee confirmed an additional 64 deaths and 2,345 cases through the end of Monday. It confirmed that total cases have risen to 13,522 as the death toll in the province hits 414.

All times below are in Eastern time.

5 pm: Washington State patient has been treated and discharged

The coronavirus patient in Washington State has been treated and discharged from Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington, a spokeswoman from the Snohomish County Health District said. The patient is recovering in isolation at home, the spokeswoman said. “I am at home and continuing to get better,” the patient, whose identity remains unknown, said in a statement. “I appreciate all of the concern expressed by members of the public, and I look forward to returning to my normal life.”

4:43 pm: Goldman Sachs cancels annual partners meeting

Goldman Sachs canceled its annual partners meeting scheduled for this week because travel restrictions resulting from the coronavirus outbreak prevented some Asia-based employees from making it to the bank’s New York headquarters, according to two people familiar with the plans. Chief Executive Officer David Solomon will instead host a townhall meeting for about 250 of the partners able to attend in New York, one of the people said.

4:38 pm: Prepping quarantine facilities for travelers from Hubei

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now working with state and local health authorities to prepare facilities for quarantine. The Trump administration announced a mandatory 14-day quarantine on Friday for any American who has traveled to Hubei province in the two weeks prior to the announcement.

“The discussions about where those patients will go is a conversation the CDC has been having actively with the state and local health departments,” Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said Monday. “We are working through an operational plan that might be slightly different at each of those locations depending on how much preparation they’ve done.”

There are currently 195 Americans in mandatory quarantine, according to health officials. But that number could grow.

For more coverage on the coronavirus, read the overnight blog from CNBC’s U.S. team.

— CNBC’s Berkeley Lovelace Jr. and William Feuer contributed to this report.

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Therapeutic hypothermia effectively targets brain injury sites
NRMP Match Algorithm Explained (Residency Application Process)
Dumpster Diver Eats Sushi From Gas Station. What Happened Next?
Basal Cell Carcinoma – Mayo Clinic
A positive example set by parents promotes fruit and vegetable consumption among children

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *