The White House: Everyone who has left New York City in the past few days must put himself in isolation for 14 days
The National Center for Disease Control in Tripoli announces the registration of the first infection with the Corona virus in Libya
Jordanian Prime Minister: We will close the grocery stores tomorrow if they will be overcrowded
The Israeli Ministry of Health: The number of cases of the Coronavirus has increased to 1930
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State has repatriated more than 9,000 Americans from 28 countries, & will bring home thousands more in the coming days, says @statedeptspox. Adds: "The Department has never before undertaken an evacuation operation of such geographic breadth, scale, and complexity."
Lithuania reports second death from coronavirus. The country has confirmed 209 cases of infection
Illinois Dept of Public Health update 1636 Total cases. 351 New cases. 16 Total deaths. 4 New deaths
250 new coronavirus cases and 4 deaths confirmed in Illinois, health officials say, bringing state's total number of cases to 1,535
26 @USNationalGuard members have tested positive for COVID19 coronavirus, per @ChiefNGB Gen. Joseph Lengyel "We expect as well that number will continue to grow"
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Houston rapper Slim Thug says he tested positive for coronavirus:
Coronavirus Has Infected Six Chicago Police Officers
The Tulare County Public Health Department announced one new case of positive COVID19 tests in the county, bringing the total to 17
More than 460 new patients have it. confirmed coronavirus cases in Michigan: 1,791
The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office has four confirmed cases of COVID19. The fourth case is a deputy assigned to the Custody Bureau, who is self-isolating and under quarantine at home
The Tennessee Department of Health said there are now 667 cases in Tennessee.
218 Covid19 cases in Arkansas today and 2 deaths. One victim in the 50y/o range the other person was elderly. Of the current cases.. 11- children 73- 65 and older 134-19-64 yrs 10 people have recovered.
A 4th @SCCoSheriff deputy has tested positive for COVID19, and is the 3rd who works in the Santa Clara County jails. Spox says new infected deputy is quarantine at home. Another deputy is in the hospital in stable condition
Jasongarnar says there are 9 confirmed cases (including two deaths) of COVID19 in Broome County.
3 new COVID19 deaths in Santa Clara County, 375 total cases
Comal county confirms fifth person tests positive for COVID19, two others released
Pentagon says all Military Treatment Facilities & Dental Treatment Facilities commanders & directors must immediately postpone all elective surgeries, invasive procedures & all dental procedures performed on beneficiaries of the MTFs and DTFs, with some exceptions
Fifth Positive Case of Coronavirus (COVID19) Reported in Erie County. The person is in their early 30s and recently traveled outside the county.
Third coronavirus death reported in Lee County
Midland man dies after battling coronavirus, first coronavirus-related death in the Permian Basin.
Coronavirus cases in Hawaii jump to 77 COVID19
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41 more people have a confirmed case of COVID19 in Utah. @UtahDepOfHealth stating 298 confirmed cases. 5,823 people tested, and one death
Second Oakland police officer tests positive for COVID19
Bell County with 18 positive COVID19 cases. Two new cases added today: both live in Temple. coronavirus
Tampa Mayor @JaneCastor's spokesperson confirms city will be issuing STAY-AT-HOME ORDER. Mayor to hold press conference at 4:30
The Egyptian Ministry of Health: 36 new cases of coronavirus and one case were recorded
Gov. Phil Murphy announces latest COVID19 cases in New Jersey. As of Tuesday afternoon there are: 3,675 cases (up 846 from Monday) 44 deaths (up 17 from Monday)
LlanoCounty has one confirmed case of COVID19. Officials said the patient is a male in his 60's who lives in the Horseshoe Bay area on March 24. His case is travel-related and he self-quarantined immediately after he returned from his trip
Erie County says there are a total of 114 coronavirus cases.
Dallas County confirms 14 new COVID19 cases Tuesday, 1 death:
Nigerian media: Director of the Nigerian Presidential Office infected with the Corona virus
Jordan records 26 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases to 153
Elderly woman in Kirkuk confirmed to have contracted coronavirus, says Kirkuk's health administration, bringing Iraqi case total to 317
French coronavirus lockdown should last "at least six weeks," say government advisors
The number of infected people in Qatar increased to 526 after recording 25 new cases
3 U.S. Navy sailors aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt in Philippine Sea have tested positive for Covid-19, marking the first time the virus has spread to an American warship at sea: U.S. officials
On March 24 several more COVID19 cases have been identified in the @NATO enhanced Forward Presence eFP Battle Group in Rukla, Lithuania. One sick Dutch soldier and four others with similar symptoms were evacuated to the Netherlands
Dr. Deborah Birx: In past 8 days, U.S. has tested more for coronavirus than South Korea has in 8 weeks
Of 78 hotels in Santa Cruz, 36 closed due to lack of guests
Two Cal State Long Beach students have tested positive for COVID19 and are in self-isolation off-campus
A 38-year-old 911 dispatcher with the Detroit Police Department has died due to coronavirus, he had no significant medical issues - WJBK
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2 new cases of COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 1 in FCT and 1 in Bauchi. The cases have travel history to Germany and the UK. As at 06:25 pm on 24th March, there are 44 confirmed cases of COVID19 in Nigeria. 2 have been discharged with 1 death
President Trump warns of "suicides by the thousands" if economy remains shutdown
"Somehow the word got out this is the thing we're supposed to be doing," says @POTUS. "We have to go back to work much sooner than people thought."
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Coronavirus in Italy, 69,176 total cases and 6,820 deaths.
PM Nikol Pashinyan addressed the nation this evening to underscore the seriousness of the transmission of COVID19 in the country. To date, there are 249 confirmed cases.
President of Harvard Lawrence Bacow tests positive for COVID19
Sweden added 240 new COVID19 cases, bringing the total number of cases to 2286. It also added 9 new deaths, increasing the total number of that to 36
Portugal added 302 new COVID19 cases, bringing the total number of cases to 2362. It also added 7 new deaths, increasing the total number of deaths to 30
Norway added 143 new COVID19 cases, bringing the total number of cases to 2768. It also added 2 new deaths, increasing the total number of deaths to 12
Belgium added 526 new COVID19 cases, bringing the total number of cases to 4269. It also added 34 new deaths, increasing the total number of that to 122
Matt Hancock announces a new temporary hospital- the ExCel centre in London is being converted into the "Nightingale Hospital"
@MattHancock announces he is launching NHS volunteers scheme. Seeking 250K people in good health to help the NHS with shopping, deliveries to vulnerable people etc
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The City and the County of El Paso have issued a "Stay Home, Work Safe" Order for the area that will go into effect at 11:59 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, and be in effect until further notice
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According to the latest @Healthy Oklahoma numbers, there are 106 COVID19 cases in Oklahoma, up from 81 cases yesterday. There has also been a 3rd death.
Gov. Cuomo: Covid-19 cases doubling "every three days" in New York
Metrobus imposes 9-passenger limit on buses, St. John's closes parks
84 new cases of COVID19 in Ontario, bringing the total active cases to 573 active cases. Another death linked to the virus. A man in his 90's in Durham Region
Trudeau says "we don't know yet" how long we will be in this state. COVID19
UAE announces registration of 50 new cases of corona virus
: "All 50 states, 3 territories & the District of Columbia are engaged in combating COVID19 (Coronavirus). As of this morning, more than 9,000 Guard men & women are providing critical skills supporting the COVID19 response at the direction of their governors."
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Indian Ministry of Home Affairs order for the 21-day countrywide lockdown. #CoronavirusLockdown
The Russian government has ordered the regions to close nightclubs, cinemas, hookah bars and entertainment centers due to coronavirus
Italy: Corona virus death toll rises in Lombardy to more than 4,175
Afghanistan records 32 new cases of COVID19, bringing its total number to 74
An individual who attended Bethany Baptist Church located at 149 Beattie Street, Syracuse on Sunday, March 15, 2020 has tested positive for COVID19. Members of the public who were in the church building that day may have been exposed.
New York State announces the death toll for COVID19 is at 210 with 25,655 positive tests. NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he has a message for the country, "We are your future."
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reporting the number of COVID19cases in @ErieCountyNY is 107, six more than reported by the @ECDOH just an hour ago
"No American is going to say, accelerate the economy at the cost of human life," says @NYGovCuomo
Cuomo: NY hasn't flattened the curve, and the curve has increased. Even more hospital beds & ICU beds will be needed than previously projected. Apex of curve is 14 to 21 days away
Partial curfew imposed in Syria to prevent coronavirus outbreak - from 6PM to 6AM - until further notice
The Indian Prime Minister announces the imposition of a total closure in the country to face the Coronavirus for 21 days
The number of cases of the coronavirus disease COVID19 in Nevada has reached 278 as of this morning
Chairman of @thejointstaff Gen Milley said this could be a 90-day COVID19 problem, with effects/life changes continuing out to "late May, June, July." @EsperDoD says "in a period of months we will get through this" & adds its "unprecedented in my lifetime"
127 cases in Mecklenburg County. Up from 97 cases as of yesterday afternoon. Health Director had said this is to be expected since so many pending tests.
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"Nationwide lockdown for 21 days": Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Nashville COVID19 cases rise to 253; 4 hospitalized and 29 are recovered
Health officials confirm third COVID19 death in Monroe County
136 cases of coronavirus in Albany County - 2,700 tests conducted - 537 mandatory quarantine - 7 hospitalized (3 men, 4 women)
Two Additional Confirmed Cases of COVID19 in St. Mary's County
Pentagon says 174 service members have coronavirus. 9 civilian employees, 61 dependents, and 27 contractors had also tested positive.
New Jersey reports 2,844 coronavirus cases; 27 deaths
North Carolina is reporting 398 positive cases of coronavirus across the state. This is 101 more cases than previously reported on Monday.
7th Ohio coronavirus death reported statewide in Gallia County
StateHealthIN reporting 365 positive cases of COVID19 and 2,931 Hoosiers tested.
Confirmed coronavirus cases rise to 349 in Maryland
Stay-at-home order for Delaware starts Tuesday; COVID19 cases jump to 87
A Brooklyn, New York principal has died from complications of the coronavirus. She was just 36 years old
Austin officials say 86 patients are now reported in Travis County. There are now 358 confirmed cases statewide.
Dutch record highest daily coronavirus deaths yet with 63 since yesterday and 811 new cases. Rutte will be watching closely to see if his 'intelligent lockdown' works, otherwise a full one looms
Fort Stewart Army civilian tests positive for COVID19
Norfolk Naval Shipyard confirms employee in Nuclear Power Training Unit in Ballston Spa, New York, tested positive for coronavirus
Saudi Health Ministry: 205 new cases of coronavirus were recorded
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After his telephone talks with IOC President Bach, PM Abe spoke to the press and explained that the two have agreed that the Tokyo Olympic Games would not be cancelled, and the games will be held by the summer of 2021
Santa Cruz County has 22 cases of coronavirus
Occupation authorities in Crimea: 6 new coronavirus cases confirmed at peninsula(total 7)
Japan and the IOC have agreed to postpone Tokyo 2020 Olympics for a year
Alameda County reports first death from COVID19, 16 additional cases
Fifty-seven coronavirus cases, 1 death in Bexar County
Amazon warehouse in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. 3 employees tested positive for COVIDー19
The president of Radom informed about the death of a person infected with coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). This 79-year-old man from the Odrzywół commune had comorbidities. If the information is confirmed by the Ministry of Health, it will be the 10th victim in Poland
Tunisia: 25 new infections with coronavirus recorded, the total toll rises to 114
Bahrain announces the death of one of patient with coronavirus
Arizona man dies after self-medicating with chloroquine to treat coronavirus
The number of coronavirus infected (SARS-CoV-2) in Pakistan increased to 909
Laos reports its first two cases of the coronavirus — last country in SE Asia to confirm COVID19
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China's first coronavirus aid convoy arrives in the Kurdistan Region, bringing 1,008 testing kits
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Greece's PM led his first Cabinet meeting through video conferencing. COVID19
The number of deaths due to corona virus in Switzerland increased to 86 and infections to 8,836
COVID19 cases by state Tuesday AM: 23,200 New York. 2,800 New Jersey. 2,200 Washington. 2,200 California. 1,300 Illinois. 1,300 Michigan. 1,200 Florida. 1,100 Louisiana
A man in his 70s is the first St. Charles County resident to die as a result of the coronavirus.
Closure of all mosques in the Gaza Strip, starting from tomorrow, Wednesday, until further notice, to avoid the spread of Corona virus
Reuters: In Spain, 5400 healthcare workers have been infected with coronavirus, which is about 14 percent of all infected
Singapore records 49 new cases of coronavirus
Number of Coronavirus cases in Lebanon jumps to 304
Idaho up to 77 confirmed Coronavirus cases. The Panhandle Health District, which covers Benewah, Boundary, Kootenai, Shoshone and Bonner Counties, is reporting six cases.
Egyptian Prime Minister: Curfew imposed from 7 pm to 6 am for two weeks
Number of infections with COVID19 coronavirus increased to 495 in Russia
Egyptian Prime Minister: We may take more severe measures if citizens do not adhere to health measures
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The Civil Defense launches a campaign in the city of Azaz and its countryside for measures to prevent coronavirus, including at schools, government facilities, dispensaries, hospitals, camps and public places. Photography: Tim Al-Halabi
A statement of the foreign forces in Afghanistan confirms the infection of 4 soldiers with the Corona virus
Romania: 762 infected (+160), 8 dead, same as yesterday
Pennsylvania COVID19 cases rise to 644; 6 deaths reported
Washington coronavirus death toll tops 100 with new cases in Snohomish and Clark counties. at least 2,221 confirmed cased reported
Sudan imposes a 10-hour night-time curfew to curb spread of covid19, and halts inter-state bus trips. Sudan recorded one fatality so far, 17 'suspected' cases are under observation
All activities, except for emergency services, will be suspended at all 34 Rohingya camps of Cox's Bazar from Wednesday
Bahrain announces 13 cases of coronavirus recovered, bringing the number to 177 recoverers
Israeli army will send 8 battalions to assist the Police in enforcing the Health Ministry restrictions, soldiers will not have any legal authority and they will not be armed. If needed 16 battalions will be sent. Additionally 1000 reservists have been called up to assist the elderly
There are almost 40,000 Cases of coronavirus in Spain, with more than 6,500 in the last 24 hours. ▪ There are 2,696 deceased and 3,794 recovered ▪ There are almost 23,000 people hospitalized
Australia will ban its citizens from travelling overseas. Using powers in the Biosecurity Act. Upgrading its advice from "Do Not Travel" to an outright ban
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Curfew is being imposed in northern Syria due to Coronavirus
Russian military virologists in Italy will work in Bergamo - RF Ministry of Defense
Two @BPDAlerts officers test positive for COVID19
WHO spokesperson: There is a "very significant acceleration" of coronavirus infection in the United States and it could become a centre of outbreaks
Number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Kazakhstan increased to 68, new cases in Nur-Sultan and Almaty
526 new COVID19 infections in Belgium
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British army delivered 50,000 medical face masks to St Thomas' Hospital, London, at 6am. Soldiers from 101 Logistic Brigade drove 2 trucks through the night from a military depot in Merseyside. More than 460 personnel are set to deliver personal protective equipment to NHS
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Hong Kong McDonald's will suspend all seatings after 6pm starting tomorrow. Only take away & delivery services
Iranian Ministry of Health: 1934 dead and 24811 infected with coronavirus
Iranian Ministry of Health: 1934 deaths from the Corona virus registered
Nearly 300 Detroit Police Officers/ personnel are under quarantine because of COVID19 - one has died.
MSF statement: "MSF confirms that its intervention in response to Covid in Isfahan is currently on hold. We are waiting for official confirmation about the next steps."
The first case of coronavirus infection was confirmed in Volgograd, patient arrived from the UAE - authorities
COVIDー19: As of 24 March, 49 cases of coronavirus are confirmed in Uzbekistan. Most patients are between 20 and 40 years old (19 men and 30 women)
Palestine records one new COVID19 infection in Ramallah, bringing the total number of infections to 60
New number of confirmed cases of COVID19 in Bosnia at 150
Illinois' COVID19 cases reach 1,285, 12 deaths; Gov. Pritzker pushes for more PPE for first responders
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Here are the latest Coronavirus numbers in Florida. - 278 confirmed cases in Miami-Dade - 263 confirmed cases in Broward with 3 deaths - 2 confirmed cases in Monroe
L.A. County secures 20,000 new coronavirus tests as 2 COVID19 deaths, 128 new cases reported
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Set up starts on a federal field hospital for coronavirus patients at the Prime Osborn Convention Center.
Florida: more than 1200 cases. 17 Deaths. Orange County, most cases locally-with 48. Governor NOT doing shelter-in-place order.
At least 8 LAPD officers, 1 civilian staffer have tested positive for the coronavirus
800 cases of coronavirus, 26 deaths reported in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Public Health
A high school principal in New York City has died of coronavirus. Dezann Romain ran the Brooklyn Democracy Academy in Brownsville.
6 people have tested positive for COVID19 in Coastal Bend
6 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Erbil. Total number of cases in Kurdistan Region rises to 91
17 new cases of coronavirus infection (SARS-CoV-2) in Poland. A total of 766 cases, of which eight people died
1289 confirmed coronavirus cases in #CzechRepublic. 19 624 people tested so far. 7 people cured. 1 person died - Ministry of Health Statistics
Ukrainian Ministry of Health reports total 84 confirmed COVID19 cases in Ukraine
Shaw University grad student tests positive; 66 total cases in Wake County
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There will be complete lockdown in Goa from midnight today till March 31: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant
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Coronavirus map of Polish counties with infections
3 more positive cases of Coronavirus have been reported in Jalandhar.
Total number of COVID19 cases in Telangana stand at 36 including 3 new cases: Telangana Health Department
More Hungarian nationals have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus infection (COVID19), bringing the total number of infected patients to 187
A 36-year-old woman died of COVID19 in NYC today. 36. "Dezann Romain, 36, led the Brooklyn Democracy Academy in Brownsville, a transfer school that serves students who have dropped out or fallen behind in credits in traditional high school settings."
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"Enough is enough." PM Justin Trudeau urged Canadians to "go home and stay home" to halt the spread of coronavirus
More than 100 new cases in SC. 17 new cases in Charleston County, 31 total
NBC News: 129 members of the NYPD have tested positive for COVID19, a senior law enforcement official says.
Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi was quarantined after he and his family contacted an officer who died of CoronaVirus
Prominent Lebanese journalist May Chidiac says she tested positive for coronavirus after returning from France. She lost an arm and a leg in an assassination attempt in 2005. She says she is not in critical condition, is receiving treatment
Team source: the Boston Celtics have received full COVID19 test results. All negative except for Marcus Smart
UAE: Visitors who are in the country will be allowed to stay according to a mechanism that will be announced later
A man has died and his wife is under critical care after the couple, both in their 60s, ingested chloroquine phosphate, an additive commonly used at aquariums to clean fish tanks.
As of 4 p.m. Monday, there are 81 confirmed cases of COVID19 in Monroe County
Data released by @minsaude show 34 deaths due to the new coronavirus in Brazil. Among the deaths, 30 were recorded in São Paulo, while 4 occurred in Rio de Janeiro. COVID19's number of cases rose from 1,546 on Sunday to 1,891
A confirmed case of COVID19 has been reported in Manistee County. This marks Manistee County's first confirmed case of coronavirus. Kalkaska County is also reporting its first positive case of coronavirus today
UK lockdown will last for at least 3 weeks, Prime Minister Johnson says. Police will be enforcing the new restrictions
"We'll stop all gatherings of more than two people in public" with the exception of people you live with, says @BorisJohnson
Liquor stores, recreational marijuana shops and breweries will be ordered to close in Denver
Boris Johnson has ordered a full UK-wide lockdown "From this evening I must give the British people a very simple instruction — you must stay at home."
Gov McMaster issues executive order authorizing, ordering, and directing any and all law enforcement officers to prohibit or disperse any congregation or gathering of people in groups of 3 or more (under discretion of officers). Exempts law abiding businesses
11,12 and 13th (78835, 76767 and 86897) flights of RuAF Il-76MD to Pratica Di Mare Air Base in Italy from Chkalovskiy
7 more people die of Covid-19 in Turkey, bringing total death toll to 37. 293 new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 1,529 bringing total infections, says @drfahrettinkoca, who warns young people, "you are not safe from the epidemic."
Verkhovna Rada MP from "Servant of the People" party Ruslan Horbenko diagnosed with COVID19, he is in Kyiv hospital with pneumonia, was present at latest session 2 days before hospitalization
2 new deaths, 128 new cases confirmed in LA County, bringing total to 7 deaths, 536 cases linked to coronavirus
11 new coronavirus cases in Basra - state media
Cyprus announces lockdown on coronavirus until April 13
Two people confirmed that Harvey Weinstein is one of two inmates at Wende Correctional Facility with Coronavirus. Mr. Weinstein, 68, left RikersIsland last week where there are 39 inmates, 21 Correction staff + 6 health workers with the virus
Two inmates at Cook County Jail have tested positive for COVID19, marking the first confirmed cases inside the 5,600-person jail complex
3 new COVID19cases in NiagaraCounty. One in the Town of Lockport, one in the City of Lockport and one in Niagara Falls.
30 new COVID19 cases confirmed by OHA, total 191 in Oregon
Around 6-7% of COVID19 patients in Alabama are hospitalized
6 new cases have been reported in Bell County, and one is a Fort Hood Soldier. 16 cases total
BlancoCounty has reported its first case of COVID19. coronavirus Texas
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Tunisia deploys its army on the streets to enforce the curfew
At least 644 people have been infected with COVID-19 throughout Pennsylvania
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Myanmar (Burma) acknowledges its first COVID19 coronavirus cases
The governor of the US state of Virginia extends school closures until the end of the current semester
Prime Minister of France: the restrictions imposed may be extended for the following weeks
57 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection in Poland. A total of 749 cases, 8 dead
The Israeli Ministry of Health: The number of cases of the Coronavirus has increased to 1442, of whom 29 are in serious condition
Alabama Has 10 New Cases Of Coronavirus Since Sunday; Still No Deaths Reported. Alabama reported 167 coronavirus cases on Monday
Warren County has 5 confirmed coronavirus cases
87 positive cases confirmed in Erie County, with two of the in intensive care. 379 negative results, 171 pending results (Erie County residents). 466 tests completed or pending
St. Louis City woman dies from COVID19 The woman was in her 30s.
The Netherlands prohibits public gatherings until at least June 1
There are at least 828 confirmed coronavirus cases in the Bay Area.
Midtown officer tests positive for COVID19 Midtown Hills Precinct facility
Utah COVID19confirmed cases up to 257.
Coronavirus: 418 Wisconsin patients test positive
Four COVID19 deaths at a Vermont long-term care facility. 14 residents and one staff member have tested positive
Cases of COVID19 in Onondaga County. 28 female 25 male Of the total: 22 under 40 years old. Most cases are under 50
There are six recorded coronavirus-related deaths in the commonwealth, and 38 people have been hospitalized. 3,697 people have been tested. Virginia Department of Health reporting 254 cases of coronavirus
USNS Mercy leaving for port of Los Angeles at 5pm EST, according to the @USNavy COVID19
Officials confirm second case of coronavirus in Gibson County
Health Protection Surveillance Centre confirms two patients in Ireland have died from COVID19
Three new coronavirus cases in Madera County, more positive cases expected
Coronavirus cases in Orange County jump to 95
As of March 23, FortBliss has four cases of the coronavirus on the Army post
Patient at Jewish Home of Rochester tests positive for COVID19
Bellone announced another COVID19 death in the Suffolk County
Wyoming County reports one Coronavirus patient has died
Nassau County has 52 residents hospitalized with 11 in critical condition. Executive Laura Curran announced that there are now 2,442 cases of COVID-19 in the county – including nine deaths.
Coronavirus deaths in Texas climb to 8, confirmed cases at 352
Fourth COVID19 case confirmed in Comal County confirmed by the Office of Public Health
Florida health officials said 1,171 cases and 14 deaths have been reported in the state.
Vietnam says next 10-15 days 'decisive' in country's virus fight