5 Things We Learned This Week About the Coronavirus Outbreak

Date: 2020-03-05 19:31:45


Eleven more New York state residents were confirmed to have the coronavirus, Governor Andrew Cuomo said, bringing to 22 the number infected. Eight are directly linked to a 50-year-old attorney who lives in Westchester County and works in Manhattan. #Coronavirus #CoronavirusOutbreak #Covid19

The Trump administration won’t be able to meet its goal to have a million coronavirus tests available by the end of the week, senators said. The U.K. and Switzerland reported their first fatalities.

The head of the World Health Organization threatened to name countries that aren’t doing enough to fight the outbreak. Fatalities moderated in China, and cases appeared to slow in South Korea. Infections surged in Iran.

An employee at a Toyota dealership in Washington state tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting the showroom’s shutdown until March 9, the automaker said Thursday in a statement. The dealer in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland was informed about the diagnosis late Tuesday, and Toyota said it has been in contact with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“We have notified our employees and are in the process of contacting our customers to advise them of the situation,” Toyota cited the dealer as saying in a statement. Representatives for the dealer and Toyota’s U.S. sales subsidiary had no immediate comment about how many customers visited the showroom.

Ten patients in Washington have died from the coronavirus, including nine in King County, where Seattle is located.

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