An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 occurred near the Solomon Islands :: Society :: RBC

In the Coral Sea, southeast of the Solomon Islands, an earthquake of 6.6 magnitude occurred. It is reported by the US Geological Survey.

The seismic event took place on May 12 at 22:41 UTC (1:41 Moscow time on May 13). The epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of 112 km, 173 kilometers from the city of Lata (Nendo Island) and about 50 kilometers from the island of Laperouse.

An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred off the eastern coast of Kamchatka

No information was received on the casualties and damage caused by the earthquake.

On May 11, the US Geological Survey reported a powerful earthquake of magnitude 5.8 off the coast of Japan.

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An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 occurred off the coast of Japan :: Society :: RBC

An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 occurred off the coast of Japanese Ibaraki Prefecture, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

The quake epicenter was located 49 km southeast of the city of Hitati. The hearth lay at a depth of 30.4 km.

A series of earthquakes hit the Kuril Islands

On April 20, an earthquake of magnitude 6.4 occurred off the coast of Japan. Then the center of the earthquake lay at a depth of 60 km. The epicenter was located 120 km from the city of Sendai and 17 km from the city of Ofunato on the island of Honshu.

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Kim Jong-un congratulated Xi Jinping on his victory over the coronavirus :: Politics :: RBC

The DPRK leader rejoiced in China’s success in combating COVID-19 “as its own.” In the PRC, by the end of April, 93% of those infected had recovered. Message to Xi Jinping comes after recent media reports about Kim Jong-un’s death

The Chairman of the State Council of the DPRK, Kim Jong-un, sent an oral message to the Chairman of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, in which he evaluated China’s success in the fight against coronavirus infection and the prevention of this disease. This was reported by the Central Telegraph Agency of North Korea (CTAC).

In the message, the Korean leader praised the Chinese leadership, which “is confidently triumphing in the fight against the pandemic,” and said that he was glad for the PRC’s success “as its own.” Kim Jong-un also wished Xi Jinping good health.

The DPRK President expressed confidence that thanks to jointly overcoming various challenges, relations between the two countries have become “more solid and continue to develop.”

World Coronavirus Spread Rate

Cases per day

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By May 7, China in all regions had reduced its epidemiological risk due to the spread of coronavirus. According to data on May 5, only one infected person was detected in China per day. The COVID-19 outbreak in the country began to fade since mid-March. On April 8, for the first time since January, an exit was opened from the city of Wuhan, which became the epicenter of the coronavirus. By April 23, more than 93% of patients had recovered in China. According to Johns Hopkins University, the PRC has dropped out of the top ten countries with the largest number of infected countries, and now ranks 11th. To date, 83.9 thousand patients have been registered there.

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Why does California have low COVID-19 numbers in the US drama? – Telemundo 52

LOS ANGELES – Early confinement and other prevention measures promoted by the state government have allowed California, with more than 40 million inhabitants and some 300 deaths from COVID-19, to become an example of how to deal with the coronavirus pandemic in United States.

So far, the nation’s largest metropolis, Los Angeles, with more than 10 million citizens, has recorded fewer than 6,000 cases and 132 deaths, far from New York City, which has 8 and a half million inhabitants. and it has confirmed some 130,000 infections and more than 4,000 deaths.

“California has been doing quite well in the COVID-19 pandemic, with a relatively low number of infected per 100,000 people and a low death rate,” said Professor Karin Michels, head of the Department of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES

California Governor Gavin Newsom was one of the first in the country to enact relatively strict confinement, allowing only “essential” activities such as going to the grocery store and pharmacy, and exercising respect for safety distances between people.

In contrast, eight states – Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, South Carolina, Utah, and Wyoming – have not mandated their residents to stay home.

“The governor issued ‘home security’ and ‘shelter’ orders relatively quickly. Universities like UCLA and other large employers closed even earlier and sent people to work, teach and study from home,” said Michels, who has extensive experience in disease prevention, public health and statistical methods.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, California schools may continue to be closed until the end of August.

Newsom also took the initiative to decree the closure of schools, which will remain closed until next year, as a preventive measure; in asking President Donald Trump to send a hospital ship to Los Angeles to support local hospitals before it reached a hypothetical peak in the number of cases, which has not yet occurred; and in closing the state’s beaches and parks.

Another point that seems to have helped so far in the exceptional case of California against COVID-19, according to experts, is the low population density of the state, which reduces the possibility of contagion and allows better compliance with the rules of social distancing.

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 Despite having a large population, Californians do not live in
as dense as New Yorkers. Cities spread with
Few skyscrapers: Relative to other states, many more people in
 California lives in houses, not in apartment buildings or buildings
high, “summarizes Michels, who is based on data from a study of his
college.

YOUNG PEOPLE, LESS DEATHS PER CAPITA

California has had a much lower per capita death rate than most of the nation’s largest states, with the exception of Texas.

“The state has a low average age and a high
density of healthcare facilities, which may have contributed to
 the low mortality rate, “explained Michels.

According to a recent study published in The Lancet, the mortality rate among those infected with 20 years of age is 0.03%, while for those 70 years of age it is 8.6%.

Cautious tone

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 Californian authorities have projected alarming numbers in the
recent weeks, although so far those estimates have not been
compliment.

Newsom himself foresaw two weeks ago that more than half the state’s population, or about 25 million people, would become infected, so he begged its residents to follow the guidelines to the letter.

For his part, the mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, did not hesitate to forecast that the city “would follow in the footsteps of New York” in number of cases, a catastrophic scenario that is still far away.

COVID-19 affects children differently than adults. This is what the doctors say in the following video.

The United States on Monday exceeded 10,000 deaths from coronavirus, with 10,335 and almost 350,000 infected, making it the third country with the most deaths after Italy and Spain, according to the count of the Center for Systems, Science and Engineering (CSSE) from Johns Hopkins University (Maryland).

The new data is known after this Sunday
President Donald Trump, during his usual daily press conference,
make sure “this will probably be the hardest week, between this
week and next, and there will be a lot of death. ”

The state of New York, the great epicenter of the pandemic in the United States, accumulates with these latest figures a total of 4,758 deaths and 130,689 confirmed cases of COVID-19, compared to just over 122,000 that it had a day earlier.

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China’s declaration on the corrected death toll in Wuhan

Passersby in Wuhan

China has been gradually loosening the restrictions put in place to contain the virus since the beginning of March.

(Photo: AFP)

Beijing The Chinese city of Wuhan, which is considered the starting point for the corona virus, surprisingly increased the number of people who died from the pathogen by around half this Friday. According to the authorities, a further 1290 people are among the 2579 fatalities reported to date related to Covid-19 lung disease. This corresponds to 50 percent more deaths than previously known.

Given the newly reported deaths in Wuhan, China has revised the national death toll to 4,632.

Ever since the beginning of the crisis, doubts about the data from China have been voiced. Experts referred to the reported numbers as “tip of the iceberg”. In fact, only around 84,000 people have been reported in the 1.4 billion-strong country, while more than 138,000 cases have been recorded in much smaller Germany.

The data from Wuhan in particular were also questioned within China. In recent days, long lines in front of crematoriums in the metropolis of eleven million people have further increased the suspicion that there are more fatalities than previously reported.

As a reason for the wrong numbers, Wuhan stated in errors in the health facilities in the city because they were overwhelmed. “Some patients died at home without being treated in hospitals,” the state news agency Xinhua quotes the message.

In addition, the medical staff was involved in the rescue and treatment of patients, which led to late, missed and false reports. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian emphasized that “there was never a cover-up and we do not allow cover-ups.”

Narrative spreads

Correcting the numbers was also an issue in the very heavily censored social networks in China. The majority of Internet users expressed positive comments and praised the new transparency.

The Chinese National Health Commission reported 26 new infections this Friday, including 15 people who had entered from abroad, and 11 new local infections. The Chinese government and state-run media are spreading the narrative that foreigners bring the virus to China.

This had led to violent attacks against non-Chinese-looking people in the People’s Republic in the past few days. Blacks in particular were severely discriminated against and restaurants prohibited them from entering.

For several weeks now, foreigners without a Chinese passport have had a freeze on entry. China, on the other hand, had previously heavily criticized entry stops from other countries for people who come from China.

Since the beginning of March, the People’s Republic has been gradually loosening the restrictions that were put in place to contain the virus, also to relieve the struggling economy. On Friday, the Chinese statistics authority announced a 6.8 percent decline in gross domestic product for the first quarter. It is the first minus since 1976. At that time the economy had slumped due to the cultural revolution.

More: For the first time since official records began in 1992, China has seen negative economic growth. The decline is even more pronounced than expected

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For the Sick, an agonizing wait for tests in Massachusetts – NBC Boston

Danni Aubain has cancer, so when she started feeling lousy late last month, she was particularly worried.

Aubain said the disease hit her like a ton of bricks. He had a 103-degree fever and a horrible, dry cough.

“I really couldn’t breathe,” he said, “and that’s scary for anyone undergoing chemotherapy.”

When seeking medical attention, Aubain said that both her oncologist and a Massachusetts General Hospital emergency room doctor pushed for her to be tested for COVID19, the new coronavirus disease that spreads worldwide.

But despite their recommendations, the response they got from state epidemiologists was that Aubain did not meet the test criteria.

“They called the Public Health Department and I was told that if I couldn’t name a person I knew had a positive test and that I hadn’t traveled outside the country, I couldn’t have been tested,” he said.

In response to NBC10 Boston’s questions, Mass. General said he cannot discuss the treatment of any patient.

But Aubain’s story is like so many others streamed to NBC10 Boston investigators in the past week by spectators across the state who have not been able to take a test. Many said they experienced symptoms of the disease, such as fever and shortness of breath. Like Aubain, some have also been seen by doctors who were convinced they need to be screened.

But with a shortage of test kits available in the state until the end of last week and with restrictive guidelines in place by the federal government, many said they were frustrated, scared and confused as to what to do next.

Federal officials are rapidly increasing the nation’s infrastructure to test COVID-19 this week after a series of missteps hampered the country’s ability to control the virus as it migrated from its epicenter in China to destinations around the world. As of Monday, there have been over 4,000 disease cases reported in the United States, which have so far seen over 70 deaths.

On Monday, health officials in Massachusetts announced that around 1,300 people were tested for the disease and 197 tested positive.

The state’s ability to test patients has increased significantly in the past few days when federal officials have granted Massachusetts clearance to begin testing the samples at the state’s public health laboratory, rather than sending them to a centralized, managed location. by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Federal officials also expanded their testing guidelines, offering doctors more discretion to order a test for the virus, and last week they shipped around 5,000 additional test kits to Massachusetts, easing local supply.

The CDC has also published new guidelines that allow doctors and nurses to subject a single nasal swab to tests, rather than a nasal swab and another sample from the patient’s throat. The change is expected to allow Massachusetts to double its testing capacity, bringing the number of tests conducted every day from 200 to 400, public health commissioner Monica Bharel said at a press conference on Sunday.

The Food and Drug Administration, which must approve the test sites, also granted permission at the end of last week to a couple of private companies – Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp – to begin testing samples collected from patients in Massachusetts. Massachusetts hospital labs are expected to launch their testing programs shortly.

“With more and more clinical labs in Massachusetts working to gain FDA approval, more online capabilities will also be available soon,” said Bharel on Sunday.

Federal officials say the United States is now on track to test thousands of patients a day for the virus after falling far behind other countries in its efforts to detect the virus.

Independent research cited by the CDC indicates that the United States had completed approximately 20,000 tests as of March 13. That number pales in comparison to the aggressive testing effort in South Korea, which has a much smaller population, but has tested around 15,000 people per day.

While the United States is ready to learn more about the extent of the pandemic soon, many in the Bay State who fear having contracted the disease say they believe the government has missed an important opportunity to help curb its spread.

“I have a couple of friends in my social circle who are experiencing flu-like symptoms and are just writing it as flu,” said Rita Czernewski, a Cantonese resident who had an unexplained illness a few weeks ago and was frustrated by her inability to get tested for the new coronavirus.

“We are just a little stuck,” he said. “The only thing we can do is just be careful.”

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Nursing homes face unique challenges with Coronavirus – NBC Los Angeles

From Miami to Seattle, nursing homes and other facilities for the elderly host stocks of masks and thermometers, preparing staff shortages and checking visitors to protect a particularly vulnerable population from the coronavirus.

In China, where the epidemic started, the disease was basically deadly for the elderly. In Italy, the epicenter of the virus epidemic in Europe, the more than 100 people who died were elderly, suffering from other complications or both.

Of the 19 deaths in the United States since Saturday, at least 14 had been linked to a nursing home in the Seattle area, along with many other infections among residents, staff and family members. The Seattle Times reported that a second nursing home and a retired community in the area had reported a virus case.

This has alerted other structures in the United States, especially in states with large populations of older residents, such as Florida and California. About 2.5 million people live in long-term care facilities in the United States.

“For people over the age of 80 … the death rate could reach 15%,” said Mark Parkinson, president of the American Health Care Association nursing homes group.

The federal government is now focusing all inspections of nursing homes on infection control, identifying facilities in the city with confirmed cases and those previously mentioned for not following the protocol.

Federal regulations already require homes to have a specialist in preventing infections in staff, and many have already taken measures to deal with seasonal flow and other ailments that pose a greater risk to the elderly.

Even so, the response of structures to coronavirus has varied across the country.

In Florida, where some 160,000 seniors live in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, mandatory screening for visitors is not expected “because we are not at that point,” said Florida Health Care Association spokeswoman Kristen Knapp.

But aged care centers are posting signs that urge visitors to stay away if they have symptoms and are looking for alternative ways to connect to families, such as through video chats, Knapp said.

Concierges in the 14 Florida nursing homes managed by Palm Gardens Corporation are now offering all visitors a short questionnaire asking for information on symptoms, recent trips and contacts with others, said company vice president Luke Neumann.

Neumann said that nursing homes have also purchased additional thermometers in case they have to check visitors’ temperatures and accumulate preventive supplies, including medical masks, protective goggles and clothing. In laundries they make sure to use enough bleach and heat to kill any persistent viral germs, he said.

In the South Shore Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center south of Boston, patient Leo Marchand holds a container of disinfectant wipes on a shelf near the bed that he uses several times a day. The 71-year-old Vietnam veteran and retired truck driver has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which makes it difficult to breathe. The possibility of contracting the coronavirus scares him.

“It’s a concern,” said Marchand. “Really.”

Many facilities across the country have said they have trouble getting masks and medical clothes because of the shortage.

The more intense screening of visitors, meanwhile, isn’t going well with some.

“Some of the visitors have been quite reluctant to comply, and this has been stressful,” said Janet Snipes, executive director of Denver’s Holly Heights nursing center.

Under federal regulations, nursing homes are considered to be a patient’s residence and facilities want to keep them in contact with the family, especially when they are almost dead.

“I don’t think you can completely prevent visitors,” said Dr. David A. Nace, director of long-term care and flu programs at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine. Supervise 300 facilities in Pennsylvania.

For now, facilities in most states are underlining basic precautions, including hand washing and the cough tag.

Centers across the country are also trying to prepare staff for the worst.

An adult daycare center in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami purchased long-lasting ready meals in preparation for possible shortages. The Hebrew Home in Riverdale, New York is running nursing staff through exercises to see how they will handle situations in the 750-bed facility if the virus progresses. Their IT department is building an infrastructure to allow staff to work remotely if they get sick.

“If one of our sites has an outbreak, we will quickly run out of staff in that position,” said Randy Bury, CEO of The Good Samaritan Society, one of the largest nonprofit senior care providers in the country, with 19,000 employees in 24 states.

Some families are considering withdrawing loved ones from the facilities.

Kathleen Churchyard said her family decided to move her 80-year-old mother out of her retirement community near Jacksonville, Florida, and to her sister’s home nearby if the virus is confirmed in the area.

Churchyard, who lives in Concord, North Carolina, fears that her mother won’t take her seriously, and is particularly concerned about her dining room.

“I tried to get her to buy things to prepare … She said, ‘No. If (the virus) catches me, it takes it,'” said Churchyard.

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Associate associate writer Philip Marcelo in Rockland, Massachusetts contributed to this report.

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What to do and what not to do when protecting against coronavirus – NBC New York

With a confirmed infectious coronavirus case in New York City, health officials say the risk for nearly 9 million residents who contract the disease remains low – but there are things you can do to prepare for it when the virus inevitably spreads.

DO: wash your hands often

The most important thing New Yorkers can do to protect themselves from COVID-19 and other person-to-person diseases is to wash their hands. Spend at least 20 seconds washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water, CDC advised.

Wash your hands after going to the bathroom, before and after eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

If you’re out and about and don’t have access to soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, which will effectively kill the virus.

Regular surgical masks are not effective in protecting against coronavirus. A more specialized face mask known as N95 respirators are thicker than surgical masks and are mounted on a person’s face to keep out any viral particles.

NOT: stocks of face masks

The CDC does not recommend anyone without symptoms to wear face masks.

Surgical masks should be reserved for people with symptoms (to prevent them from spreading the virus through respiratory secretions such as saliva or mucus) and healthcare professionals who take care of the sick.

Regular surgical masks are not effective in protecting against coronavirus, according to the CDC. A more specialized face mask known as N95 respirators are thicker than surgical masks and are mounted on a person’s face to keep out any viral particles.

DO: Avoid contact with those who are sick

COVID-19 symptoms are similar to other respiratory diseases and include fever, cough and shortness of breath. The CDC’s recommendation to anyone with symptoms is to stay home and avoid contact with others.

You should contact your doctor if you develop symptoms and have been in close contact (at least 6 feet) with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing spread of the virus in the community.

Currently, the countries with health communications and ongoing transmission are China, Iran, Italy, South Korea and Japan.

The CDC says you shouldn’t share items like dishes, cups, kitchen utensils, towels or bed linen with other people or pets in your home. If unavoidable, the items should be cleaned with soap and water. Surfaces such as counters, door handles, telephones and keypads also need to be cleaned frequently.

The only thing that spreads faster than panic about the COVID-19 virus could be the myths that surround it, including how it spreads and what can be done to prevent it. Rana Novini of NBC in New York.

DO NOT: avoid joining Chinese-owned companies

While the epicenter of COVID-19 is in Wuhan, China, the disease can make anyone sick, regardless of race or ethnicity, the CDC said.

Local companies in Chinatown and Flushing, Queens, say they have seen a sharp drop in their operations since the virus started to spread, but the fear that Chinese Americans are more likely to carry the virus is without foundation.

“The stigma hurts everyone by creating more fear or anger towards ordinary people instead of the disease that is causing the problem,” said the CDC.

DO: Supply store, medicinewhether to keep medical records handy

If COVID-19 becomes more prevalent, the National Security Department says that you should stock up on medicines, supplies for you and your children. Pain relievers, cough and cold medicines, medicines for stomach pain and even liquids that contain electrolytes are recommended.

People with prescription drugs also need to make sure they have a regular supply. Having copies and electronic versions of medical records can also be helpful in a pandemic, says DHS.

If there is ever an interruption in the supply chain, DHS recommends having at least 2 weeks of non-perishable food and bottled water.

With the flu season behind and worries about coronavirus growth, NBC 5’s Lauren Petty visited Northwestern Hospital and spoke with Dr. Igor Koralnik. Koralnik shows us the right way to clean your hands in 60 seconds.

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Second US case of person who received a virus from the community – NBC Bay Area

THIS IS AN UPDATE OF BREAKING NEWS. AP’S FIRST STORY BELOW:

Health officials have confirmed the second case of new coronavirus in the United States that is believed to have been passed on to a person who has not traveled internationally or has come into close contact with whoever had it.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that officials are “aware of a second possible example of the spread of the COVID-19 community in California.” The CDC stated in a statement that the patient has given positive results to the virus and is considered an alleged positive case.

San Jose health officials said the patient was an older adult woman with chronic health conditions who had no travel history or known contact with a traveler or an infected person. It comes a day after state officials stated that a woman hospitalized at the UC Davis Health Center in Sacramento had contracted the disease after no known contact.

“This new case indicates that there is evidence of community transmission, but the extent is not yet clear,” said Dr. Sara Cody, Santa Clara County Health Officer and director of the County Health Department. Santa Clara.

Public health officer from Solano County, Dr Bela Matyas, said public health officials identified dozens of people, but fewer than 100, who had close contact with the woman. They are quarantined in their homes. and some who have shown symptoms are isolated, Matyas said.

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On Friday, health officials confirmed another case of the new coronavirus in Northern California, raising the count the day after health officials revealed that the first case in the United States was believed to have been passed on to a person who was not traveling on the level. international or whoever had it wasn’t in close contact.

Santa Clara County Public Health Department spokesman Maury Kendall said the person was isolated at home and further details would be given on Friday.

The day before, public health officials had hooked the number of people in California with the virus to 33 years after investigators announced that a woman hospitalized in Sacramento had contracted him.

Residents of the community where the woman first went to the hospital in Vacaville are at the epicenter of what officials are calling a breakthrough in the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus,

As infectious disease experts opened up in Vacaville, some residents of the city of 100,000 stocked up amid fears, things could get worse despite official reassurances, while others took it slow.

Vacaville is located between San Francisco and Sacramento in Solano County, in the central agricultural valley and close to the famous California wine region.

It is located approximately 10 miles (16 kilometers) from Travis Air Force Base, which was used as a virus quarantine location. Public health officials said they could not find any links between the infected woman and the passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship who were evacuated to the base when the ship was docked in Japan.

The case of the infected woman marks an escalation of the global epidemic in the United States because it means that the virus could spread beyond the scope of preventive measures such as quarantine, even if state health officials have stated that it was inevitable and that the risk of a diffuse transmission remains low.

California public health officials reported on Friday that 8,700 people are self-monitoring after arriving on commercial flights from China through Los Angeles and San Francisco. It is from 8,400 that Governor Gavin Newsom quoted Thursday, although officials said that the number increases every day as more flights arrive.

Public health officer from Solano County, Dr Bela Matyas, said public health officials identified dozens of people – but fewer than 100 – who had close contact with the woman. They are quarantined in their homes and some who have shown symptoms are isolated, Matyas said.

Officials are not too concerned, for now, about occasional contact, because federal officials think coronavirus only spreads through “close contact, being less than a meter away from someone for what they call an extended period of time”, said Dr. James Watt, interim state epidemiologist at the California Department of Public Health.

The virus can cause fever, cough, wheezing and pneumonia. Health officials think it mainly spreads from the droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to the spread of the flu.

“I will definitely wear my mask and gloves at work because I am a server,” said bowling worker Denise Arriaga of Vacaville, who said she doesn’t care if she is criticized for additional precautions.

“At the end of the day, it’s my life,” he said.

The woman first sought treatment at Vacaville North VacayValley Hospital in Vacaville before her condition worsened and was transferred to the medical center.

The confusion about how quickly she was tested for coronavirus was about McKinsey Paz, who works for a private security company in Vacaville. The company has already accumulated 450 face masks and is attempting additional “since they are difficult to find”. The company owner purchased enough cleaning and disinfectant products to clean up the office and ship them home with employees.

But they seemed to be at an extreme for preparations.

Eugenia Kendall wore a face mask, but she feared anything, including the common cold. His immune system is compromised because he is undergoing chemotherapy and has been taking such precautions for some time.

“We are not paranoid. We are just trying to be practical,” said 31-year-old husband Ivan Kendall. “We clean the shopping carts if they have them, and when I get back in the car I clean my hands – and I only hope for the best.”

In their investigation into the hospitalized woman’s movements, officials were trying to figure out how she had taken it and who else it might have inadvertently infected.

They are interviewing immediate family members and expanding their network to include more distant family members who may have been in contact, social gatherings such as the church the patient may have attended and any possible time spent at work or events such as a concert.

In addition to the woman, all the other 59 cases in the United States were for people who traveled abroad or had close contact with others who traveled.

Previous cases in the United States included 14 people who had returned from epidemic areas in China or their spouses; three people who were evacuated from the city of Wuhan in central China; and 42 American passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

The global tally of those affected by the virus hovered around 83,000 on Friday and caused over 2,800 deaths, most of them in China.

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Beam reported from Sacramento, California.

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