Two more succumb to coronavirus in the United States, New York declares a state of emergency

(Reuters) – Two other people succumbed to the coronavirus novel in Washington state, officials said on Saturday, bringing the national budget to 19, while the number of confirmed cases in New York jumped 21 overnight and a ship from cruise with infected passengers got stuck outside San Francisco.

Doctors transport a patient through heavy rain in an ambulance to the Kirkland Life Care Center, the long-term care facility linked to numerous confirmed coronavirus cases in the state, in Kirkland, Washington, USA, March 7, 2020. REUTERS / David Ryder

More than half of all U.S. states have reported cases of coronavirus, which originated in China last year and causes the sometimes fatal respiratory disease COVID-19. As the epidemic catches on, daily life has become increasingly interrupted, with concerts and lectures canceled and universities telling students to stay home and take lessons online.

The last two deaths occurred in Washington King County, the hardest hit area in the United States after the virus spread to residents of a care facility in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland. A team of health workers from the United States Public Health Service arrived Saturday at the besieged LifeCare nursing home. The first deaths on the east coast were announced on Friday, with two people succumbing to Florida.

In international waters off California, passengers on a cruise ship who were prevented from docking in San Francisco after some on board proved positive for the coronavirus novel they did not know on Saturday when they would be able to go ashore .

President Donald Trump said Friday that he would prefer the 2,400 passengers of the Grand Princess and 1,100 crew members who will remain at sea, but that he would let others decide where to dock.

After 19 crew members and two out of 46 passengers tested on the Grand Princess found the virus, Vice President Mike Pence said the ocean liner will be taken to an unspecified non-commercial port where all passengers on board will be retested , and that those “who need to be quarantined will be quarantined” and those who need medical attention will receive it.

A passenger described a boring and sometimes nauseating wait on board the ship to find out when their limbo would end.

“It annoys me that my relatives in the Bay Area know what will happen to us before I do,” said Elizabeth Aleteanu of Colorado Springs in an interview conducted via Facebook.

She turned 35 on Wednesday in a small windowless cabin shared with her husband and two small children, where sometimes the ship’s rocking left her sick.

“The cruise manager and staff called my phone and sang happy birthday,” he wrote. “They delivered a princess notebook, a greeting card, a domino set and a floral arrangement in my cabin. I’m not sure if we go down today. It’s a great flower arrangement … it makes me think we’ll be on board for a hot minute. ”

The ship’s captain had previously addressed passengers to say that he did not know when they could dock and that a guest who was seriously ill on Friday was removed from the ship, Aleteanu said. The ship has increased its offerings of television programs to help passengers pass the time, he said.

Pence, recently appointed by Trump to handle the White House response to the coronavirus outbreak, said on Saturday that officials approved “a plan, which will be put in place this weekend”, to bring the ship to a non-commercial port.

On Friday he said the crew will likely remain in quarantine on board the ship, regardless of whether they are positive.

It was not clear what was in store for passengers who showed no signs or symptoms of disease.

The Grand Princess’s situation was reminiscent of the Diamond Princess cruise ship, also owned by Carnival Corp, the world’s largest cruise operator. It was quarantined off Japan in February and was the largest concentration of coronavirus cases outside China for some time.

In New York, the number of confirmed cases rose 21 overnight to a statewide total of 76 people, 10 of whom were hospitalized, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Saturday. He issued an emergency declaration.

“It allows for accelerated purchases and accelerated hiring, which is what we need right now,” Cuomo told a press conference.

Respiratory disease has spread to over 90 countries, killing over 3,400 people and infecting over 100,000 worldwide.

Economic damage also intensified and stock markets continued to collapse. To mitigate the virus, some banks in New York are dividing their operator teams between central locations and secondary sites in New Jersey and Connecticut, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Last week Goldman Sachs Group Inc was terrified when an employee in his Lower Manhattan offices reported to the bank that he had been serving a temple in a city suburb with an attorney who subsequently tested positive for coronavirus. The bank said the employee had been sent home and has since been quarantined for “an abundance of cautions”.

The employee, however, had no contact with the attorney for the service and showed no signs of illness, the bank said. He is expected to return to work next week, when two weeks have passed since he attended the service.

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Goldman also cleaned the floor he worked on in his headquarters. All plans remained operational, although Goldman allowed employees who felt uncomfortable to work remotely, he said.

“We have no confirmed cases of employees who have contracted COVID-19 and all of our buildings are fully operational,” said the bank.

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Maryland Bill would increase tax credit for living organ donors – NBC4 Washington

After returning home from Iraq, Army veteran Kellen Leech, who has been deployed three times over the course of 14 years, has struggled with his mental health: PTSD, survivors’ fault and depression – until he has read a Facebook post on Ellery Payton.

Payton’s previous kidney transplant failed and in 2012 he needed another; Leech, a resident of Prince George County, Maryland, decided he wanted to donate his.

After discovering that his kidney was paired, Leech’s mind was focused on the surgical procedure in search of mutual healing, but to “sustain” would have cost savings in terms of deployment. He had to delay his two-month donation while “scraping money” from his church and local veteran organizations.

House Bill 944 would ease the financial burdens of living donors by increasing the donor income tax reduction to $ 10,000, starting at $ 7,500, according to state legislative analysis.

If the invoice is approved, the higher credit would be applied to 2020 income taxes, which are due to expire on April 15 of next year.

“This is exactly the type of utility bill that donors need to eliminate financial stress,” Leech told Capital News Service.

Side by side, donor and recipient testified to the legislators of the House Ways and Means Committee in favor of the bill on February 25, and each claimed that the other saved his life.

The current $ 7,500 tax credit for living donors was created two years ago, brought into legislature by former House president Michael Busch, D-Anne Arundel, who received a transplant before his death in 2019 liver from his sister.

Karen Young Delegate, D-Frederick, is sponsoring House 944 and told Capital News Service that “need-related donors” are missing and, “I am a champion of greater access to health care and greater health coverage. relief. I feel this bill is in line with that, “Young said.

Senator Ronald Young, D-Frederick, sponsors an identical bill, the Senate 651 bill.

Nationally, around 8,000 people awaiting a transplant die because they have not received a life-saving organ, according to Donate Life America, an organ donation defense group.

In Maryland and other states, waiting lists for organ transplants have grown, according to legislative analysis.

There are 3,168 candidates on the waiting list for organ transplants in Maryland, most, 2,341, are waiting for kidney transplants; nationwide 112,114 candidates are on the organ transplant waiting list with over three quarters listed for the kidneys, according to the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Kidney transplants from living donors tend to last longer than those from deceased donors, according to the American Kidney Fund.

Living organ donor transplants have had a downward trend in Maryland since 2000, which has seen a peak of 265. 2019 saw only 147, according to the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Karen Kennedy, director of the Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland Education, whose group works with deceased organ donation logistics, educates hospitals and the public and works closely with living donor organizations, told Capital News Service that a Sometimes “the intention and the will” to be a live donor is there, but “practical reasons prevent people from donating” because they cannot get a work permit, they are not financially capable or for other reasons.

Payton, a single father from Charles County, Maryland, said he received his first kidney transplant in 1993 from a cousin, but was unsuccessful, and had to undergo dialysis in 2011 until he received one. of kidneys donated by Leech in 2012.

In Payton’s testimony, he said he would go through peritoneal dialysis while his son, who was 12 years old at the time, was on the soccer field, adding “I don’t want the two months to wait for a kidney on anyone.”

The bill is expected to reduce state revenues by a relatively small amount, $ 10,000 per year, and local revenue is estimated to decrease by approximately $ 6,500 per year, according to legislative analysis.

At the hearing, Payton said, “A new kidney gives you a new lease on life, and it is only through the kindness and love that Kellen has had for me and my son that allows me to do it.”

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This article was provided to The Associated Press by the University of Maryland Capital News Service.

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Coronavirus was found on the cruise ship while other United States reported cases

NEW YORK / LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Twenty-one people on board a cruise ship that has been prevented from docking in San Francisco have tested positive for coronavirus, US officials said Friday, while eight other states reported their first cases of rapid spreading respiratory disease.

Vice President Mike Pence, who manages the White House response to the outbreak, said in a press conference that 19 crew members and two passengers out of 46 people tested on the Grand Princess ship so far had the virus.

He said the ship with around 3,500 passengers and crew would be taken to a non-commercial port where all passengers on board would be tested.

U.S. President Donald Trump said he would prefer passengers to stay on board the ship, but that he would let others decide if they could disembark.

“I would prefer that they stay on, personally, but I understand perfectly well if they want to remove them,” Trump told reporters after visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.

Allowing US soil passengers who could be infected to increase the number of coronavirus cases in the country, he said.

“I don’t need to double the numbers because of a ship that wasn’t our fault,” said Trump.

Keeping passengers in quarantine on board a coronavirus-affected vessel has proven to be a disastrous strategy in Japan, leading to one of the largest outbreaks in the world.

Trump previously signed a bill to provide $ 8.3 billion to strengthen the country’s ability to test coronavirus and fund other measures to stem an outbreak that killed 15 Americans.

Eight states – Pennsylvania, Indiana, Minnesota, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Nebraska, South Carolina and Hawaii – reported their first cases on Friday, meaning that over half of the 50 states in the United States now have the virus.

The news of the new cases ended a week during which the virus began to disrupt the lives of many Americans.

In Seattle, the epicenter of the nation’s outbreak, there were school closings and orders to work from home. In the areas least affected by the outbreak, music festivals and sporting events have been canceled or curtailed as a precaution.

In the higher profile cancellation, the South by Southwest music and technology festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas was canceled on Friday.

Respiratory disease emerged in China and spread to over 90 countries, killing over 3,400 people and infecting over 100,000 worldwide.

As stocks drop and U.S. companies face the economic fallout, the Trump administration is weighing up tax relief for the cruise, travel and airline industries that are deeply affected, according to a source known in the plan.

AMERICANS DIVIDED ON DANGERS

Americans are clearly divided on the dangers of the new coronavirus, according to a Reuters / Ipsos survey.

Trump’s critics, including Democratic lawmakers, have accused the president of minimizing the significance of the epidemic for political reasons. He said the risk for Americans is low.

FILE PHOTO: A California National Guard helicopter from the Moffett Federal Airfield, 129th Rescue Wing delivers coronavirus test kits to the Grand Princess cruise ship off the coast of San Francisco, California, United States in this still image from a video released March 5, 2020. Video taken from March 5, 2020. California National Guard / Dispensation via REUTERS

King County of Washington was the hardest hit area in the United States with at least a dozen of the nation’s 17 coronavirus deaths, many of whom were people who lived in a care facility in the suburb of Seattle, Kirkland.

Officials said a team of 30 United States Public Health Service medical professionals will line up on Saturday to help the besieged LifeCare nursing home.

“We are grateful that cavalry is on its way,” King County Dow Constanine executive told reporters.

In Florida, officials on Friday announced two deaths and canceled two Miami music festivals – Ultra and Calle Ocho – due to the potential risk that the coronavirus could spread at large crowds.

For similar reasons, the NCAA Division III men’s basketball tournament will go on at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore this weekend, but without spectators, the university said today.

The Apple company (AAPL.O) on Friday asked staff at Silicon Valley headquarters to work from home, if possible, as a “precaution”. Gap Inc (GPS.N) closed New York headquarters because an employee had proven positive.

In Maryland, the focus was on a coronavirus patient who attended a public event in a community of retirees in the Rockville suburb of Washington last Saturday and came into contact with as many as 100 people, Governor Larry Hogan said.

The crisis hit stocks hard. The S&P 500 benchmark closed another 1.7% on Friday, after falling nearly 3% the day before.

While the new states report their first cases, others have seen their tally grow. Cases in New York rose to 44 from 22, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday, adding that around 4,000 people in the state were in precautionary quarantine and 44 in mandatory quarantine.

But he also tried to stem any sense of panic.

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“I think anxiety and fear are more of a problem than the virus,” said Cuomo.

Among widespread criticisms of not enough tests available for needy states, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, acknowledged that “a few missteps” had initially slowed the distribution of tests, but said the overall response it was going well.

“In the next two weeks, we should be empowered to do many more,” said Fauci on NBC’s Today program.

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Scoreboard of 7 March High school sports

IWCC 7-9, North Iowa Area 3-0

NJCAA National Championship, 9 a.m.

Iowa Lakes at IWCC, 2 and 4 p.m.

Northeast at the IWCC, at 12 and 14

NJCAA National Championship, 10am

Iowa Lakes at IWCC, 12 and 14:30

State basketball tournament

at the Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines

No. 4 Montezuma (23-2) vs. No. 5 Martensdale-St. Marys (23-3), 9:30 am

No. 1 Lake Mills (23-2) vs. No. 8 Wapsie Valley (18-7), 11:15

No. 2 Algona Garrigan (22-2) vs. No. 7 Springville (20-5), 13:00

No. 3 Remsen St. Mary’s (22-3) vs. No. 6 West Fork (23-2), 14:45

No. 3 North Linn (24-0) vs. No. 6 West Sioux (22-2), 4.30pm

No. 2 Treynor (24-1) vs. No. 7 Pella Christian (13-10), 18:30

No. 1 Boyden-Hull (21-3) vs. N. 8 Woodward-Granger (22-2)

No. 4 Camanche (21-3) vs. No. 5 Monticello (21-2), 9:30 am

No. 1 Norwalk (21-3) vs. No. 8 Harlan (18-6), 11:15

No. 4 Center Point-Urbana (18-6) vs. No.5 Ballard (18-6), 13:00

No. 2 Mount Vernon (22-2) vs. No. 7 Clear Creek-Amana (19-5), 14:45

No. 3 Pella (19-5) vs. No. 6 Sergeant Bluff-Luton (14-10), 16:30

No. 1 Ankeny Centennial (23-1) vs. No. 8 Davenport North (16-8), 8.15pm

No. 4 Waukee (21-2) vs. No. 5 North Scott (22-1), 6.30pm

No. 2 Cedar Falls (21-2) vs. No. 7 WDM Dowling (16-7), 12:15 p.m.

No. 3 Iowa City West (21-2) vs. No. 6 Ankeny (18-5), 10:30 am

State Basketball matches

at the Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines

N. 1 North Scott 40, N. 4 Center Point-Urbana 32

N. 6 Lewis Central 62, N. 2 Glenwood 51

N. 3 Johnston 71, n. 2 Iowa City High 61

N. 1 Waukee 88, N. 5 Waterloo West 65

N. 5 North Polk 46, N. 1 Dike-New Hartford 44

N. 3 Sioux City Heelan 61, n. 2 Clear Lake 57

N. 4 Osage 46, N. 1 Cascade 32

N. 3 North Linn 61, N. 2 West Hancock 46

N. 1 Newell-Fonda 84, N. 5 Saint Ansgar 33

N. 3 Algona Garrigan 69, N. 2 Marquette Catholic 37

No. 3 Johnston (23-2) vs. N. 1 Waukee (23-2), 18:00

N. 3 Sioux City Heelan 53, N. 5 North Polk 46

No. 1 North Scott (25-0) vs. No. 6 Lewis Central (21-5), 15:00

No. 4 Osage (24-2) vs. No. 3 North Linn (24-2), 17:00

N. 1 Newell-Fonda (26-0) vs. N. 3 Algona Garrigan (25-1), 19:00

No. 5 San Diego State 81, Boise State 68

Drake 77, Northern Iowa 56

Bradley 64, Southern Illinois 59

Valparaiso 74, Loyola Chicago 73

Missouri state versus Indiana State, delayed

No. 1 Kansas at Texas Tech, 1pm

No. 3 Dayton vs. George Washington, 6pm

No. 4 Baylor in West Virginia, 12 noon

No. 6 Kentucky in Florida, 12 p.m.

7 Florida State vs. Boston College, 3:30 p.m.

8 Seton Hall at no. 11 of Creighton, 13:30

N. 10 Louisville at n. 22 Virginia, at 3pm

No. 12 Duke vs North Carolina, 5pm

13 Oregon vs Stanford, 22:00

14 Villanova in Georgetown, 11 am

17 Auburn in Tennesse, 11 a.m.

20 Penn State in Northwestern, 3pm

24 Wisconsin in Indiana, at 11

Rutgers in Purdue, 13:00

Oklahoma State in Texas, 3:00 pm

Iowa state in the state of Kansas, 3pm

Marquette in San Giovanni, 11 am

DePaul in Providence, 5.30pm

Butler in Xavier, 7.30pm

Drake vs. Bradley, 14:35

N. 9 Maryland to n. 25 Michigan, 11 am

No. 18 Iowa to Illinois at 6:00 pm

No. 16 Michigan State vs. No. 19. Ohio State, 3:30 p.m.

No. 21 Houston vs. Memphis, 11 a.m.

Nebraska to Minnesota, 12 noon

No. 1 South Carolina 89, Georgia 56

4 Louisville 71, Syracuse 46

6 Maryland 74, Purdue 62

No. 7 Stanford vs. No. 14 Oregon State, late

No. 9 Mississippi State 79, LSU 49

N. 10 NC State 57, Georgia Tech 48

Michigan 67, no. 11 Northwestern 59

13 Arizona 86, California 73

No. 25 Arkansas 67, No. 15 Texas A&M 66

16 Kentucky 86, Tennessee 65

Ohio State 87, No. 19 Iowa 66

20 Indiana 78, Rutgers 60

21 Princeton 77, Columbia 52

22 Florida State 76, Wake Forest 47

Providence 49, Georgetown 46

Villanova 64, Xavier 56 (OT)

Northern Iowa 91, Drake 78

N. 5 UConn, in the quarterfinals of AAC, at the Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. 1:00 pm

No. 17 South Dakota vs. Omaha, in the Summit League, at the Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, S.D. 12 o’clock

No. 18 DePaul in the Big East quarterfinals, at Wintrust Arena, Chicago, 12 noon

21 Princeton in Cornell, 4pm

No. 23 Missouri State vs. Loyola Chicago, 3pm

No. 2 Baylor, in the state of Iowa, at 12:00

Washington 118, Atlanta 112

Oklahoma City 126, New York 103

Brooklyn 139, San Antonio 120

New Orleans 110, Miami 104

Orlando 132, Minnesota 118

Portland to Phoenix, late

Milwaukee to Los Angeles Lakers, late

Houston to Charlotte, 4pm

Denver to Cleveland, 6.30pm

Atlanta to Memphis, 19:00

Philadelphia at Golden State, 7.30pm

Sacramento in Portland, 9pm

Chicago to Brooklyn, 2:00 p.m.

THERE. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, 2.30pm

New Orleans, Minnesota, 2.30pm

Milwaukee in Phoenix, 5pm

Oklahoma City in Boston, 5pm

Indiana in Dallas, 18:00

Miami in Washington at 6pm

Orlando in Houston at 18:00

Detroit in New York at 6:30 pm

San Antonio in Cleveland, 18:30

Toronto to Sacramento, 8pm

Charlotte in Atlanta, 6.30pm

Milwaukee in Denver, 20:00

New Jersey 4, St. Louis 2

Colorado to Vancouver, late

Carolina versus N.Y. Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 12 noon

Washington in Pittsburgh, at 12:00

Nashville to Dallas, 13:00

Minnesota to Los Angeles, 3pm

Buffalo in Philadelphia, 6pm

Montreal, Florida, 6pm

New Jersey to N.Y. Rangers, 6pm

Ottawa in San Jose, 6pm

Tampa Bay in Boston, 6pm

Columbus in Edmonton, 9pm

Carolina in Pittsburgh, 12:30

Tampa Bay in Detroit, 4pm

St. Louis in Chicago at 6:30 pm

Minnesota to Anaheim, 8pm

Colorado to San Jose, 9pm

Columbus in Vancouver, 9pm

Washington to Buffalo, 6pm

Arizona to Winnipeg, 19:00

Florida in St. Louis, 19:00

Vegas to Edmonton, 8pm

Colorado to Los Angeles, 9:30 pm

CLIENT’S OFFICE – INF Domingo Leyba suspended for 80 games following a positive result for a substance that improves performance under the Joint Major League Baseball drug prevention and treatment program.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES – Optional RHP Dean Kremer and OF Ryan Mckenna at Triple-A Norfolk (IL). RHP Cristian Alvarado, Brady Rodgers and Marcos Diplain reassigned; LHP Hunter Cervenka; C Martin Cervenka and Adley Rutschman at the minor league field

CHICAGO WHITE SOX – Agreed to enter into a contract with a five-year contract with INF Yoan Moncada.

DETROIT TIGERS – Optional RHP Beau Burrows for Triple A Toledo (IL). Re-assigned OF Jacob Robinson to the minor league field.

HOUSTON ASTROS – LHP optional Kent Emmanuel and Cionel Perez; RHP Cristian Javier at the minor league field. RHP Riley Ferrell and Brendan McCurry reassigned; LHP Ryan Hartman at the minor league field.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS – RHP optional Daniel Gossett, Grant Holmes, Daulton Jeffries and James Kaprielian at the Los Vegas Aviators (PCL). Reassigned Donnie Hart and RHP Ben Bracewell, Parker Dunshee, Ian Gardeck, Brian Howard and Zach Lee to their minor camp.

SEATTLE MARINERS – RHP signed Austin Adams, Dan Altavilla, Gerson Bautista, Brandon Brennan, Nestor Cortes, Justin Dunn, Matt Festa, Zac Grotz, Matt Magill, Yohan Ramirez, Erik Swanson, Taylor Williams; LHPs Taylor Guilbeau, Nick Margevicius, Justus Sheffield; INF J.P. Crawford, Shed Long Jr., Tim Lopes, Daniel Vogelbach, Sam Haggerty, Donovan Walton; OFs Braden Bishop, Jake Fraley, Kyle Lewis, Dylan Moore; C Tom Murphy and Austin Nola in one-year contracts. Optional RHP Art Warren for AAA Tacoma Rainiers (PCL) and OF Jose Siri for AA Arkansas Travelers.

TEXAS RANGERS – RHP Ariel Jurado optional at Nashville Sounds (PCL). Kyle Cody and Tyler Phillips optional RHP, INF Anderson Tejada at Frisco Roughriders (Texas). RHPs reassigned Jason Bahr, Wei-Chieh Huang, Tim Dillard, Arturo Reyes, Taylor Guerrieri and Ian Gibaut; LHP Kyle Bird and C Sam Huff at the minor league field.

CHICAGO CUBS – RHP Tyson Miller optional and INF Robel Garcia in Triple-A Iowa (PCL). LHP Option Justin Steele and RHP Manuel Rodriguez in Double-A Tennessee. Jason Adam, Oscar De La Cruz, Caleb Simpson and Brock Stewart assigned RHP; LHPs Tyler Olson and C.D. Pelham; C Jhonny Pereda in the minor league field.

COLORADO ROCKIES – LHP optional Ben Bowden and INF Tyler Nevin in Albuquerque (PCL). RHP Antonio Santos option in Hartford. RHPs reassigned Tommy Doyle, Julian Fernandez, Alexander Guillen, Tim Melville and Wes Parsons; LHP Ryan Rolison; INF Colton Welker and Ryan Vilade; C Brian Serven at the minor league field. RHP signed Yency Almonte, Ryan Castellani, Jairo Diaz, Chi Chi Gonzalez, Ashton Goudeau, Jeff Hoffman, Tyler Kinley, Peter Lambert, Justin Lawrence, Antonio Santos, Antonio Senzatela and Jesus Tinoco; LHPs Ben Bowden, Phillip Diehl and James Pazos; C Dom Nunez; INF Josh Fuentes, Garrett Hampson, Ryan McMahon, Tyler Nevin and Brendan Rodgers; OF Yonathan Daza, Sam Hilliard and Raimel Tapia with one-year contracts.

MILWAUKE BREWERS – Agreement with OF Christian Yelich on a nine-year contract.

NEW YORK METS – optional LHP Stephen Gonsalves and RHP Jordan Humphreys and Franklyn Kilome at the Syracuse Mets (IL). Optional LHP Thomas Szapucki at the Binghamton Rumble Ponies (EL). RHP Matt Blackham, Stephen Nogosek, Nick Rumbelow and Francisco Ríos reassigned; C Austin Bossart and C David Rodríguez; DI Tim Tebow at the minor league field.

GIANTS OF SAN FRANCISCO – Optional RHP Melvin Adon and Jandel Gustave; LHP Conner Menez and Sam Selman; INF Chris Shaw, Kean Wong and Abiatal Avelino at Triple-A Sacramento (PCL). RHP Tyler Cyrto, Sean Hjelle, Jake Jewell, Luis Madero, Trey McNutt, Raffi Vizcaino and Sam Wolf reassigned; LHP Sam Moll; C Ricardo Genoves; and OF Jamie Westbrook at the minor league field.

EVANSVILLE OTTERS – Signed RHP Tim Holdgrafer.

FLORENCE Y’ALLS – RHP Evy Rubial signed.

GATEWAY GRIZZLIES – Translated INF Carlos Garcia and LHP Taylor Purus with Fargo-Moorhead Red-Hawks (AA).

NEW JERSEY JACKALS – Signed LHP Brandon Presley. Rhp Justin Brantley released; INF Nelson Ward and C Issac Wenrich.

NEW YORK BOULDERS – Signed RHP Mike O’Reilly.

SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS – Signed RHP Anthony Guardado and INF Jack Zoellner.

BUFFALO SABERS – G Jonas Johansson assigned to the Rochester Americans (AHL).

NEW JERSEY DEVICES – D Josh Jacobs and F Jesper Boqvist assigned in Birmingham (AHL).

SAN DIEGO GULLS – Recalled D Ryan Johnston from Idaho Steelheads (ECHL).

COLUMBUS CREW – D Axel Sijoberg loan in San Antonio FC (USL).

DC UNITED – Signed D Steven Birnbaum with extension of the contract for three years.

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Coronavirus cases are spreading across the United States as Americans face an impending outbreak

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The coronavirus epidemic spread to the United States on Thursday, emerging in at least four new states and San Francisco as Congress quickly approved over $ 8 billion to fight the epidemic.

The death toll has risen to 12 in the United States, with the latest death recorded in King County, Washington, where six people died in an outbreak in a nursing facility in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland.

“President Trump wanted me to be here today to clarify that we are with you. We are here to help, ”said Vice President Mike Pence during a visit to the Seattle area, where he met with Governor Jay Inslee and other state officials.

At least 57 new coronavirus cases were confirmed Thursday nationally when the virus first hit Colorado, Maryland, Tennessee and Texas, as well as the city of San Francisco.

At least several people who suffer from the virus are said to be seriously ill.

A helicopter piloted test kits for a neutral cruise ship off the coast of California and was blocked from docking in San Francisco after at least 35 people developed flu-like symptoms aboard the ship, which was connected. to two other confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Twenty new cases have been confirmed in King County, which is home to Seattle and has so far been the site of the largest concentration of coronavirus cases in the country, bringing the total to 51 with 11 deaths in the county. One death was recorded in California.

“This is a critical moment in the growing COVID-19 outbreak in King County,” the county said in a statement. “All residents of King County should follow public health recommendations. Together, we could potentially have an impact on the spread of the disease in our community. ”

As in other countries, Americans faced a new reality in which they were often asked to stay home from work, schools were closed, large rallies and sporting events were canceled and shops emptied themselves of basic points such as toiletries and water.

Google from Alphabet Inc on Thursday joined Amazon.com Inc., Facebook Inc and Microsoft Corp in recommending that its employees in the Seattle area work from home after some contracted the virus.

The home-based work recommendation from companies will affect more than 100,000 people in the area. A school district in the area is closed.

A doctor prepares a stretcher to transfer a patient in an ambulance to the Kirkland Life Care Center, the long-term care facility linked to several confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state, in Kirkland, Washington, USA, March 5, 2020. REUTERS / David Ryder

DOUBLE NEW YORK CASES

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the number of cases in that state doubled to 22 after the federal government approved the use of additional labs, increasing testing capacity.

Of the new cases in New York, eight are linked to a Manhattan lawyer who lives in Westchester County, north of the city, who had previously been diagnosed with the virus.

Texas and Maryland each confirmed three coronavirus cases, while Tennessee and Colorado each reported one, bringing the number of states affected to 17. Pence said there were at least 150 coronavirus cases in the country.

More than 3,200 people worldwide have died of respiratory diseases that can cause pneumonia.

The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a $ 8.3 billion bill to fight the 96-1 epidemic, a day after the House of Representatives passed it overwhelmingly.

Pence said Trump would sign the bill on Friday.

Over $ 3 billion of that money goes towards research and development of vaccines, test kits and treatments. To date, there are no approved vaccines or therapies for the disease, which began in China and has infected over 95,000 people in approximately 80 countries and territories.

California, which declared a statewide emergency in response to the outbreak, reported six new cases, including two in San Francisco likely believed to be the result of a “community broadcast,” local health officials said.

U.S. health officials say they expect to be able to get enough privately manufactured coronavirus tests, about a million, for public labs this week with the ability to test around 400,000 people.

CDC official Anne Schuchat said her agency will also provide kits by the end of the week that could test approximately 75,000 people.

“Right now, it’s a challenge if you’re a doctor who wants to get someone tested,” said journalist Alex Azar to health and human services following a briefing with lawmakers.

Pence, who is leading the U.S. response, has urged Americans not to buy masks if they are healthy in order to free up the offer for healthcare professionals and sick people.

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“Unless you’re sick, you don’t need to buy a mask,” said Pence during a visit to Minnesota’s 3M Co, which increased the production of masks in response to the coronavirus.

The deepening of the crisis has hit stocks hard. Major US equity indices closed more than 3% on Thursday, with the Dow down 969 points.

Asked if the coronavirus epidemic has damaged the economy, Trump said in a town hall in Scranton, Pennsylvania: “It could certainly have an impact. At the same time, I have to say that people are now in the United States spending their money in the United States, and I love it. ”

Reporting by Dan Whitcomb in Los Angeles, Nathan Layne, Maria Caspani, Michael Erman, Jonathan Allen and Hilary Russ in New York, Susan Heavey and Lisa Lambert in Washington, DC and Jeff Mason in Fort Murray, Washington; Written by Sonya Hepinstall and Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Bill Berkrot, Bill Tarrant and Leslie Adler

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3 patients tested coronavirus positive

Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency Thursday for Maryland, as three people tested positive for coronavirus. According to state health officials, the three patients are a 70-year-old married couple and a 50-year-old woman from Montgomery County. The three patients traveled abroad to an unknown country with the same group. They all returned on February 20 and went to the hospital for treatment. The three patients were not contacted by the authorities until Tuesday after going to the hospital. Patients are said to be in “good health,” officials said. Officials said they were isolated in their homes. “We have been actively preparing for this situation in recent weeks at all levels of government. I encourage all Maryland not to panic, but to take it seriously and to stay informed as we continue to provide updates,” said Hogan. Hogan declared a state of emergency to speed up additional resources. Hogan filed an additional $ 10 million budget to combat the coronavirus threat early Thursday. “The city of Baltimore and the Baltimore city health department are working closely with our state health partners as Maryland faces the first confirmed cases of coronavirus,” said Baltimore Mayor Jack Young, president of the House of Maryland delegates Adrienne Jones and Senator Bill Ferguson made a joint statement Thursday evening, praising Hogan’s quick response: “We want to thank the Governor and the Department of Health for their quick response and focus on these cases, and we are ready to work together to address this problem and make sure to align the best public response in a calm and collected manner. We have the best health professionals in the world and we have full confidence in the ability of the medical community and state and local governments to work together to contain the effects of the COVID-19 virus. “|| Maryland Department of Health Coronavirus Information || On Tuesday, Governor Larry Hogan announced that the Maryland Public Health Laboratory has been approved to test the virus, which means that test results will no longer have to be sent to Atlanta and the wait for the results will be reduced. “As we continue to hope” for the best, we are actively preparing for the worst, “Hogan said on Wednesday. Hogan said on Wednesday morning that the Maryland Emergency Management Agency is increasing the level of state activation at the to mobilize additional resources. He said the administration is also presenting an additional budget, which includes $ 10 million in an emergency coronavirus preparation fund and emergency legislation has been presented to allow for the possibility of transferring an available resource. from the rainy day fund for the costs of the state’s coronavirus response efforts. Hogan announced last week how the state is facing the threat of coronavirus and how residents should prepare. The governor and state health officials clarified that Maryland is currently considered a “low-level risk.” Hogan said that there is no immediate health threat in Maryland, but that the state is taking all precautions to deal with coronavirus. Archbishop William Lori ordered the clergy to suspend the sign of peace to the masses and to stop offering consecrated wine, the archdiocese of Baltimore announced Tuesday. “Parishioners should give up shaking hands during the sign of peace and instead greet their neighbor with a bow and the words ‘peace be with you’,” the archdiocese published online. President Donald Trump said that attention to the spread of the virus is trying to develop a vaccine, but this process could take up to a year. The president visited the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda on Tuesday afternoon. He visited the vaccine research center, where he attended a briefing on the round table. Many people ask how to prepare for the virus and prevent getting sick. The Howard County Health Department will respond to public concerns in a series of free community presentations. The first of these meetings is scheduled for 19:00. Wednesday at the East Columbia Library. The rest take place at 2pm Thursday at the Elkridge Library and at 2pm March 10th at the Miller Library. Classes are free, but residents must register to participate. Preparing for Sinai Hospitals Maryland hospitals are prepared and have said that everyone must take precautions to avoid getting sick with respiratory diseases. “I think we all need to be prepared because it’s only a matter of time before it spreads to other parts of the country,” said Dr. Kjell Wiberg, infectious disease specialist at the Sinai hospital. Prepared, but not panicked. Wiberg said that coronavirus spreads like any other respiratory virus such as a cold or flu, coming into contact with infected droplets. “The problem with coronavirus is that since nobody has immunity against it, it tends to make us sicker at this point,” Wiberg said. To prevent any virus, the same good hygiene rules apply. Wash your hands or use a disinfectant frequently, do not cough in your hand, use your elbow and if you are sick, stay home. Watch out for some hidden areas that harbor germs, door handles, petrol pumps and cell phones. “My opinion about me is always if I don’t remember when I last washed my hands and touched things, I use alcohol disinfectant if I have nothing else to use,” said Wiberg. Wiberg also said that masks will not help you get sick, but will protect others from your germs. Sinai hospital had to move the masks behind the information desk because people were grabbing handfuls from the entrance and checking for coronavirus. “We have stepped up our command center for hospital accidents. This allows us to develop a coordinated communication plan and we are able to communicate effectively with all our hospitals, our surgery and our outpatient areas,” said Martha Hill, Sinai emergency preparedness coordinator. But on a daily basis, hospital staff take normal precautions for any respiratory disease, including face masks and eye protection. They also have a protocol and isolation rooms for every possible case. “First, we would identify those symptoms in the patient and then immediately, we would mask that patient and transfer them to an isolation room by air,” said MarthaWiberg said that many viruses become extinct as the weather gets warmer, but since coronavirus is so new, doctors aren’t sure it will happen. John Hopkins Involvement John Hopkins is at the forefront of the collection of coronavirus data and information. His scientists have created an interactive map that shows how the virus is spreading in real time and are also evaluating the United States’ preparation for this international crisis. During a webinar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, experts said that the United States is number one in five of the six categories for preparation. – prevention, early diagnosis and reporting, rapid response and mitigation, sufficient and solid healthcare system and compliance with international standards. The study conducted by Jennifer Nuzzo said that the United States has work to do regarding access to healthcare. “I fear the cost of health care is a deterrent that could create a bad situation in which people stay at home in their community potentially infecting others,” said Nuzzo. The scientists also said that it is important to expand the tests so that we can know how much the virus is out there, how long and how fast it is moving and with the tests we will see many new cases. “These new cases can expand very quickly. They were always there. It’s not that we’re having an explosion in the community. It’s that we’re finding the cases that exist,” said Tara Sell, of Johns Hopkins.

Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency Thursday for Maryland, as three people tested positive for coronavirus.

According to state health officials, the three patients are a 70-year-old married couple and a 50-year-old woman from Montgomery County.

The three patients traveled abroad to an unknown country with the same group. They all returned on February 20 and went to the hospital for treatment. The three patients were not contacted by the authorities until Tuesday after going to the hospital.

Patients are said to be in “good health,” officials said. Officials said they were isolated in their homes.

“We have been actively preparing for this situation in recent weeks at all levels of government. I encourage all Maryland not to panic, but to take seriously and stay informed as we continue to provide updates,” said Hogan.

Hogan declared a state of emergency to speed up additional resources. Hogan filed an additional $ 10 million budget to combat the coronavirus threat early Thursday.

“The city of Baltimore and the Baltimore city health department are working closely with our state health partners as Maryland faces the first confirmed cases of coronavirus,” said Baltimore Mayor Jack Young.

Maryland President of the Chamber of Deputies Adrienne Jones and Senator Bill Ferguson released a joint statement Thursday evening, praising Hogan’s swift response: “We want to thank the Governor and the Department of Health for their quick response and focus on these cases. , and are ready to work together to address this problem and make sure to align the best public response in a calm and collected manner. We have the best health professionals in the world and we have full confidence in the ability of the medical community and state and local governments to work together to contain the effects of the COVID-19 virus. ”

|| Maryland Health Department Coronavirus Information ||

On Tuesday, Governor Larry Hogan announced that the Maryland State Public Health Laboratory has been approved to test the virus, which means that test results will no longer have to be sent to Atlanta and waiting for results will be reduced.

“As we continue to hope for the best, we are actively preparing for the worst,” said Hogan on Wednesday.

Wednesday morning, Hogan said that the Maryland Emergency Management Agency is increasing the state’s activation level in order to mobilize additional resources. He said the administration is also presenting an additional budget, which includes $ 10 million in an emergency coronavirus preparation fund. In addition, emergency legislation was introduced to allow for the ability to transfer resources available from the rainy day fund for costs resulting from the state’s coronavirus response efforts.

Last week Hogan announced how the state is facing the threat of coronavirus and how residents should prepare for it. The governor and state health officials clarified that Maryland is currently considered a “low-level risk”. Hogan said there is no immediate health threat in Maryland, but that the state is taking all precautions to deal with coronavirus.

Archbishop William Lori ordered the clergy to suspend the sign of peace at masses and to stop offering consecrated wine, the archdiocese of Baltimore announced Tuesday.

“Parishioners should give up shaking hands during the sign of peace and instead greet their neighbor with a bow and the words ‘peace be with you’,” the archdiocese published online.

President Donald Trump said that attention to the spread of the virus is trying to develop a vaccine, but this process could take up to a year. The president visited the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda on Tuesday afternoon. He visited the vaccine research center, where he attended a briefing on the round table.

Many people ask how to prepare for the virus and prevent getting sick. The Howard County Health Department will respond to public concerns in a series of free community presentations. The first of these meetings is scheduled for 19:00. Wednesday at the East Columbia Library. The rest take place at 2pm Thursday at the Elkridge Library and at 2pm March 10th at the Miller Library. Classes are free, but residents must register to participate.


Preparation at the Sinai hospital

Maryland hospitals are prepared and have said that everyone must take precautions to avoid getting respiratory diseases.

“I think we all need to be prepared because it’s only a matter of time before it spreads to other parts of the country,” said Dr. Kjell Wiberg, infectious disease specialist at the Sinai hospital.

Prepared, but not panicked. Wiberg said that coronavirus spreads like any other respiratory virus such as a cold or flu, coming into contact with infected droplets.

“The problem with coronavirus is that since nobody has immunity against it, it tends to make us sicker at this point,” said Wiberg.

To prevent the onset of viruses, the same good hygiene rules apply. Wash your hands or use a disinfectant frequently, do not cough in your hand, use your elbow and if you are sick, stay home. Watch out for some hidden areas that harbor germs, door handles, petrol pumps and cell phones.

“My opinion about me is always if I don’t remember when I last washed my hands and touched things, I use alcohol disinfectant if I have nothing else to use,” said Wiberg.

Wiberg also said that masks will not help you get sick, but will protect others from your germs.

The Sinai hospital had to move the masks behind the information desk because people were grabbing handfuls from the entrance and keeping their coronavirus under control.

“We have stepped up our command center for hospital accidents. This allows us to develop a coordinated communication plan and we are able to communicate effectively with all our hospitals, outpatients and outpatient areas,” said Martha Hill , Sinai emergency preparedness coordinator.

But on a daily basis, hospital staff take normal precautions for any respiratory disease, including face masks and eye protection. They also have a protocol and isolation rooms for every possible case.

“First, we would identify those symptoms in the patient and then immediately, we would mask that patient and transfer them to an isolation room by air,” said Martha

Wiberg said that many viruses die when the weather gets warmer, but since coronavirus is so new, doctors aren’t sure what will happen.


Involvement of Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins is at the forefront of coronavirus data and information collection. His scientists created an interactive map that shows how the virus is spreading in real time.

And they are also examining the preparation of the United States for this international crisis.

During a webinar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, experts said that the United States is number one in five of the six categories for preparation. – prevention, early diagnosis and reporting, rapid response and mitigation, sufficient and solid healthcare system and compliance with international standards.

Jennifer Nuzzo’s study said that the United States has work to do regarding access to healthcare.

“I’m afraid the cost of health care is a deterrent that could create a bad situation in which people stay at home in their community potentially infecting others,” said Nuzzo.

Scientists also said that it is important to expand the tests so that we can know how much of the virus is present, for how long, and how fast it is moving and with the tests we will see many new cases.

“These new cases could expand very quickly. They were always there, it’s not that we’re having an explosion in the community. It’s that we’re finding the cases that are there,” said Tara Sell, of Johns Hopkins.

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Scoreboard of 5 March High school sports

North Iowa Area at IWCC 2 and 4 p.m.

Moberly Area at IWCC, 7pm

NJCAA National Championship, 9 a.m.

Iowa Lakes at IWCC, 2 and 4 p.m.

Northeast at the IWCC, at 12 and 14

NJCAA National Championship, 10am

Iowa Lakes at IWCC, 12 and 14:30

State basketball tournament

at the Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines

No. 4 Montezuma (23-2) vs. No. 5 Martensdale-St. Marys (23-3), 9:30 am

No. 1 Lake Mills (23-2) vs. No. 8 Wapsie Valley (18-7), 11:15

No. 2 Algona Garrigan (22-2) vs. No. 7 Springville (20-5), 13:00

No. 3 Remsen St. Mary’s (22-3) vs. No. 6 West Fork (23-2), 14:45

No. 3 North Linn (24-0) vs. No. 6 West Sioux (22-2), 4.30pm

No. 2 Treynor (24-1) vs. No. 7 Pella Christian (13-10), 18:30

No. 1 Boyden-Hull (21-3) vs. N. 8 Woodward-Granger (22-2)

No. 4 Camanche (21-3) vs. No. 5 Monticello (21-2), 9:30 am

No. 1 Ankeny Centennial (23-1) vs. No. 8 Davenport North (16-8), 8.15pm

No. 4 Waukee (21-2) vs. No. 5 North Scott (22-1), 6.30pm

No. 2 Cedar Falls (21-2) vs. No. 7 WDM Dowling (16-7), 12:15 p.m.

No. 3 Iowa City West (21-2) vs. No. 6 Ankeny (18-5), 10:30 am

State Basketball matches

at the Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines

N. 2 West Hancock 57, N. 7 Logan-Magnolia 31

N. 3 North Linn 49, N. 6 Western Christian 44

N. 1 Newell Fonda 77, N. 8 St. Albert 47

N. 5 Sant’Ansgar 51, N. 4 Montezuma 46

No. 2 Marquette Catholic 60, vs. No. 7 Gehlen Catholic 53

N. 3 Algona Garrigan 55, N. 6 Martensdale-St. Marys 40

No. 1 North Scott (24-0) vs. No. 4 Center Point-Urbana (22-2), 17:00

No. 2 Glenwood (25-0) vs. No. 6 Lewis Central (20-5), 6.45pm

No. 2 Iowa City High (23-1) vs. No. 3 Johnston (22-2), 10 a.m.

No. 1 Waukee (22-2) vs. No. 5 Waterloo West (20-4), 11:45 am

No. 1 Dike-New Hartford (23-1) vs. No. 5 North Polk (20-5), 13:30

No. 2 Clear Lake (23-2) vs. No. 3 Sioux City Heelan (20-4), 3.15pm

No. 1 Cascade (26-0) vs. No. 4 Osage (23-2), 10 a.m.

No. 2 West Hancock (25-1) vs. No. 3 North Linn (23-2), 11:45

N. 1 Newell-Fonda (25-0) vs. N. 5 Saint Ansgar

No. 2 Marquette Catholic (24-1) vs. No. 3 Algona Garrigan (24-1)

1. Kansas (64) 26-3 1,600 1

5. San Diego St. 28-1 1,375 5

7. Florida St. 24-5 1,164 6

8. Seton Hall 21-7 1.145 13

10. Louisville 24-6 948 11

11. Creighton 22-7 843 10

14. Villanova 22-7 779 12

16. Michigan St. 20-9 726 24

24. Wisconsin 19-10 179 –

Others received votes: Butler 68, UCLA 54, Stephen F Austin 47, ETSU 31, West Virginia 22, Providence 17, Colorado 13, Marquette 12, Arizona 9, Texas Tech 9, N Iowa 4, Oklahoma 4, Stanford 4, Arizona St 4, Wichita St. 2, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 2, LSU 2, New Mexico St. 2, Southern Cal 1, Belmont 1, Vermont 1.

1. Kansas (32) 26-3 800 1

5. State of San Diego 28-1 680 5

7. Seton Hall 21-7 567 13

8. State of Florida 24-5 555 6

10. Louisville 24-6 494 10

12. Villanova 22-7 392 12

14. Creighton 22-7 385 11

15. Brigham Young 24-7 323 18

17. State of Michigan 20-9 310 24

19. Ohio State 20-9 240 23

20. Penn State 21-8 232 14

(draw) Illinois 20-9 79 NR

24. Wisconsin 19-10 78 NR

Others received votes: Michigan (18-11) 31; UCLA (19-11) 30; West Virginia (19-10) 27; Colorado (21-9) 26; Northern Iowa (25-5) 19; East Tennessee State (27-4) 16; Stephen F. Austin (26-3) 15; Texas Tech (18-11) 14; Arizona (19-10) 14; Santa Maria (24-7) 13; Marquette (18-10) 13; LSU (20-9) 4; Texas (18-11) 3; Providence (17-12) 3; Yale (22-6) 2; Southern California (21-9) 2; Wichita State (22-7) 1; Stanford (20-9) 1.

4 Dayton 84, Rhode Island 57

7 Florida State 73, Notre Dame 71

14 Villanova 79, 8 Seton Hall 77

11 Creighton 91, Georgetown 76

Texas A&M 78, no. 17 Auburn 75

No. 22 Virginia 46, Miami 44

No. 24 Wisconsin 63, Northwestern 48

Oklahoma State 69, Kansas State 63

Butler 77, San Giovanni 55

No. 5 State of San Diego vs. Loyola Marymount, 1.30pm

13 Oregon vs California, 22:00

No. 19 Ohio State vs. No. 23 Illinois, 6:00 PM

21 Houston to UConn, 6pm

No. 25 Michigan vs. Nebraska, 5:30 pm

No. 1 Kansas at Texas Tech, 1pm

No. 3 Dayton vs. George Washington, 6pm

No. 4 Baylor in West Virginia, 12 noon

No. 6 Kentucky in Florida, 12 p.m.

7 Florida State vs. Boston College, 3:30 p.m.

8 Seton Hall at no. 11 of Creighton, 13:30

N. 10 Louisville at n. 22 Virginia, at 3pm

No. 12 Duke vs North Carolina, 5pm

13 Oregon vs Stanford, 22:00

14 Villanova in Georgetown, 11 am

17 Auburn in Tennesse, 11 a.m.

20 Penn State in Northwestern, 3pm

24 Wisconsin in Indiana, at 11

N. 9 Maryland to n. 25 Michigan, 11 am

No. 18 Iowa to Illinois at 6:00 pm

No. 16 Michigan State vs. No. 19. Ohio State, 3:30 p.m.

No. 21 Houston vs. Memphis, 11 a.m.

1. South Carolina (27) 29-1 747 1

9. Mississippi St. 25-5 489 10

11. Northwest 26-3 450 14

14. Oregon St. 22-8 331 17

15. Texas A&M 22-7 293 12

17. South Dakota 27-2254 20

21. Princeton 24-1 153 23

22. Florida St. 22-7 142 19

23. Missouri St. 24-4 104 21

24. Arizona St. 20-10 75 24

Others received votes: Duke 16, Rutgers 10, Old Dominion 7, Cent Michigan 7, TCU 6, Virginia Tech 4, Marquette 4, James Madison 2, Tennessee 2, Texas 2, LSU 2, Florida Gulf Coast 1.

Wisconsin 71, Illinois 55

Minnesota 85, Penn State 65

West Virginia 71, Texas Tech 69

No. 2 Baylor Carolina vs. Texas, 7:30 p.m.

14 Oregon State versus Washington State, 10:30 pm

No. 23 Missouri State vs. Valparaiso, 19:00

24 Arizona State vs. California, 13:30

No. 25 Arkansas vs. Aubun / Vanderbilt at Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, S.C. 13:30

No. 1 South Carolina in the SEC quarter finals, at Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, S.C. 11 a.m.

No. 3 Oregon in the Pac-12 quarterfinals, at Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, TBA

No. 4 Louisville in the ACC quarterfinals, at Greenboro (N.C.) Coliseum, TBA

No. 6 Maryland in 10 major quarterfinals, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, TBA

No. 7 Stanford in the Pac-12 quarterfinals, at Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, TBA

No. 8 UCLA in the Pac-12 quarterfinals, at Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, TBA

N. 9 State of Mississippi, in the SEC quarter-finals, at Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, S.C., 5:00 pm

N. 10 NC status in the ACC quarterfinals, at Greenboro (N.C.) Coliseum, TBA

No. 11 Northwestern in Big 10 quarterfinals, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, TBA

No. 12 Baylor in the 12 big quarterfinals, at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, TBA

No. 13 Arizona in the Pac-12 quarterfinals, at Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, TBA

15 Texas A&M, in the SEC quarter finals, at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, S.C. 13:30

16 Kentucky, SEC quarter-finals, Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, S.C., 7:30 pm

No. 19 Iowa, in the Big 10 quarter-finals, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, TBA

No. 20 Inidiana, in the Big 10 quarter-finals, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, TBA

21 Princeton in Columbia, 6pm

No. 22 State of Florida in the ACC quarterfinals, at the Greenboro (N.C.) Coliseum, TBA

N. 5 UConn, in the ACC quarterfinals, at Greenboro (N.C.) Coliseum, TBA

No. 17 South Dakota vs. Omaha, 12 p.m.

Philadelphia 5, Washington 2

Anaheim in Colorado, late

Arizona to Vancouver, late

Boston in Florida, 6pm

Carolina in Philadelphia, at 18:00

Montreal to Tampa Bay, 6pm

Pittsburgh to Buffalo, 6pm

Washington in N.Y. Rangers, 6pm

N.Y. Islanders at Ottawa, 6:30 pm

Dallas to Nashville, 7pm

Edmonton in Chicago, 7.30pm

Minnesota to San Jose, 9.30pm

Toronto to Los Angeles, 9.30pm

St. Louis in New Jersey, 6pm

Chicago to Detroit at 6:30 pm

Vegas to Winnipeg, 7pm

Arizona to Calgary, 8pm

Colorado to Vancouver, 9pm

Toronto to Anaheim, 9pm

Carolina versus N.Y. Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 12 noon

Washington in Pittsburgh, at 12:00

Nashville to Dallas, 13:00

Minnesota to Los Angeles, 3pm

Buffalo in Philadelphia, 6pm

Montreal, Florida, 6pm

New Jersey to N.Y. Rangers, 6pm

Ottawa in San Jose, 6pm

Tampa Bay in Boston, 6pm

Columbus in Edmonton, 9pm

Boston 112, Cleveland 106

Milwaukee 119, Indiana 100

Oklahoma City 114, Detroit 107

Minnesota 115, Chicago 108

New Orleans to Dallas, late

Washington to Portland, late

Denver to Charlotte at 18:00

Clippers L.A. in Houston, 19:00

Philadelphia in Sacramento, 9pm

Toronto to Golden State, 9.30pm

Atlanta to Washington at 6:00 pm

Oklahoma City in New York at 6:30 pm

San Antonio in Brooklyn at 6:30 pm

Indiana in Chicago, 19:00

Miami to New Orleans, 19:00

Orlando in Minnesota, 7pm

Memphis in Dallas, 7.30pm

Portland to Phoenix, 8pm

Milwaukee to L.A. Lakers, 9.30pm

Houston to Charlotte, 4pm

Denver to Cleveland, 6.30pm

Atlanta to Memphis, 19:00

Philadelphia at Golden State, 7.30pm

Sacramento in Portland, 9pm

BOSTON RED SOX – INF Tommy Joseph, LHP Daniel McGrath, LHP Bobby Poyner and RHP reassigned

Bryan Mata and RHP Denyi Reyes at the minor league field.

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Maryland is now testing 7 patients for Coronavirus – NBC4 Washington

Maryland health officials announced Tuesday that seven patients are awaiting test results to find out if they have the coronavirus that has affected thousands of people around the world.

No cases have been confirmed in Maryland, Virginia or Washington, DC since Tuesday morning.

On Monday, only one person in the state was waiting for results to see if they had been infected with the virus, also called COVID-19.

The Maryland Department of Health released updated data on Tuesday saying a total of seven people were waiting for results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Maryland has not released any information on where possible patients live or work.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend these seven tips to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In DC, a number of results are still pending. Five people tested negative for the disease.

More than 88,000 cases of the new virus have been confirmed worldwide, but most patients are located in China where the virus emerged. Six residents of the United States, all of whom lived in Washington state, died from the virus.

Coronavirus is a family of diseases that include colds and flu. The COVID-19 virus is still under study, but doctors say symptoms may include cold and flu-like symptoms, including mild to severe respiratory symptoms.

Governments and schools are on high alert for an infectious disease that has spread to eastern states including New York, Massachusetts and Florida.

Prince George County executive Angela Alsobrooks urged people to take precautions against the spread of disease. Wash your hands often; use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol; do not touch the eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands; avoid close contact with anyone who is sick; cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and disinfect frequently used objects and surfaces.

Eleven people tested in Virginia tested negative for COVID-19. The state is currently monitoring 95 people for the disease, Virginia health officials say.

Officials say one of the best ways to prevent getting sick is to wash your hands often. Anyone who feels sick should stay home.

If you believe you have coronavirus, call your doctor before visiting so they can prepare and prevent further spread of germs.

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Maryland sends 7 new cases to CDC for testing for possible coronaviruses

There are seven COVID-19 tests pending from Maryland as of Tuesday, according to the Maryland State Department of Health. || Maryland Department of Health Coronavirus Information || Health officials said the samples had been sent to the Atlanta CDC for testing. On Tuesday, Governor Larry Hogan announced that the Maryland state public health laboratory has been approved for testing for the virus, which means that test results will no longer need to be sent to Atlanta and the wait for the results will reduce. So far, 13 Maryland patients have been tested; six previous cases turned negative. Hogan announced last week how the state is facing the coronavirus threat and how residents should prepare. The governor and state health officials clarified that Maryland is currently considered a “low-level risk”. Hogan said there is no immediate health threat in Maryland, but that the state is taking all precautions to deal with coronavirus. Preparing for Sinai hospitals Maryland hospitals are prepared and have said that everyone must take precautions to avoid getting sick with respiratory diseases. “I think we all need to be prepared because it is only a matter of time before it spreads to other parts of the country, “said Dr. Kjell Wiberg, an infectious disease specialist at the Sinai hospital. Prepared, but not scared. Wiberg said that coronavirus spreads like any other respiratory virus such as a cold or flu, coming into contact with infected droplets. “The problem with coronavirus is that since nobody has immunity against it, it tends to make us sicker at this point,” Wiberg said. To prevent any virus, the same good hygiene rules apply. Wash your hands or use a disinfectant frequently, do not cough in your hand, use your elbow and if you are sick, stay home. Watch out for some hidden areas that harbor germs, door handles, petrol pumps and cell phones. “My opinion of me is always if I don’t remember when I last washed my hands and touched things, I use alcohol disinfectant if I have nothing else to use,” said Wiberg. Wiberg also said that masks will not help you get sick, but will protect others from your germs. Sinai hospital had to move the masks behind the information desk because people were grabbing handfuls of them from the entrance and checking the coronavirus. “We have stepped up our command center for hospital accidents. This allows us to develop a coordinated communication plan and we are able to communicate effectively with all our hospitals, our clinic and outpatient areas,” said Martha Hill, Sinai emergency preparedness coordinator. But on a daily basis, hospital staff take normal precautions for any respiratory disease, including face masks and eye protection. They also have a protocol and isolation rooms for every possible case. “First, we would identify those symptoms in the patient and then immediately, we would mask that patient and transfer them to an isolation room by air,” said MarthaWiberg said that many viruses become extinct as the weather gets warmer, but since coronavirus is so new, doctors aren’t sure it will happen. John Hopkins Involvement John Hopkins is at the forefront of coronavirus data and information collection. Its scientists have created an interactive map that shows how the virus is spreading in real time and are also evaluating the United States’ preparation for this international crisis. During a webinar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, experts said that the United States is number one in five of the six categories for preparation. – prevention, early diagnosis and reporting, rapid response and mitigation, sufficient and solid healthcare system and compliance with international standards. Jennifer Nuzzo’s study said that the United States has work to do regarding access to healthcare. “I fear the cost of health care is a deterrent that could create a bad situation in which people stay at home in their community potentially infecting others,” said Nuzzo. The scientists also said that it is important to expand the tests so that we can know how much the virus is out there, how long and how fast it is moving and with the tests we will see many new cases. “These new cases can expand very quickly. They were always there. It’s not that we’re having an explosion in the community. It’s that we’re finding the cases that exist,” said Tara Sell, of Johns Hopkins.

There are seven COVID-19 tests pending from Maryland as of Tuesday, according to the Maryland State Department of Health.

|| Maryland Health Department Coronavirus Information ||

Health officials said the samples had been sent to the Atlanta CDC for testing.

As of Tuesday, Governor Larry Hogan announced that Maryland’s state public health laboratory has been approved for testing for the virus, which means that test results will no longer be sent to Atlanta and waiting for results will be reduced.

So far 13 Maryland patients have been tested; six previous cases turned negative.

Last week Hogan announced how the state is facing the threat of coronavirus and how residents should prepare for it. The governor and state health officials clarified that Maryland is currently considered a “low-level risk”. Hogan said there is no immediate health threat in Maryland, but that the state is taking all precautions to deal with coronavirus.

Preparation at the Sinai hospital

Maryland hospitals are prepared and have said that everyone must take precautions to avoid getting respiratory diseases.

“I think we all need to be prepared because it’s only a matter of time before it spreads to other parts of the country,” said Dr. Kjell Wiberg, infectious disease specialist at the Sinai hospital.

Prepared, but not panicked. Wiberg said that coronavirus spreads like any other respiratory virus such as cold or flu, coming into contact with infected droplets.

“The problem with coronavirus is that since nobody has immunity against it, it tends to make us sicker at this point,” said Wiberg.

To prevent the onset of viruses, the same good hygiene rules apply. Wash your hands or use a disinfectant frequently, do not cough in your hand, use your elbow and if you are sick, stay home. Watch out for some hidden areas that harbor germs, door handles, petrol pumps and cell phones.

“My opinion of me is always if I don’t remember when I last washed my hands and touched things, I use alcohol disinfectant if I have nothing else to use,” said Wiberg.

Wiberg also said that masks will not help you get sick, but will protect others from your germs.

The Sinai hospital had to move the masks behind the information desk because people were grabbing handfuls from the entrance and keeping their coronavirus under control.

“We have stepped up our command center for hospital accidents. This allows us to develop a coordinated communication plan and we are able to communicate effectively with all our hospitals, outpatients and outpatient areas,” said Martha Hill , Sinai emergency preparedness coordinator.

But on a daily basis, hospital staff take normal precautions for any respiratory disease, including face masks and eye protection. They also have a protocol and isolation rooms for every possible case.

“First, we would identify those symptoms in the patient and then immediately, we would mask that patient and transfer them to an isolation room by air,” said Martha

Wiberg said that many viruses die when the weather gets warmer, but since coronavirus is so new, doctors aren’t sure what will happen.

Involvement of Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins is at the forefront of coronavirus data and information collection. His scientists created an interactive map that shows how the virus is spreading in real time.

And they are also examining the preparation of the United States for this international crisis.

During a webinar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, experts said that the United States is number one in five of the six categories for preparation. – prevention, early diagnosis and reporting, rapid response and mitigation, sufficient and solid healthcare system and compliance with international standards.

Jennifer Nuzzo’s study said that the United States has work to do regarding access to healthcare.

“I’m afraid the cost of health care is a deterrent that could create a bad situation in which people stay at home in their community potentially infecting others,” said Nuzzo.

Scientists also said that it is important to expand the tests so that we can know how much of the virus is present, for how long, and how fast it is moving and with the tests we will see many new cases.

“These new cases could expand very quickly. They were always there, it’s not that we’re having an explosion in the community. It’s that we’re finding the cases that are there,” said Tara Sell, of Johns Hopkins.

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Coronavirus tests for 3 recent cases in Maryland are negative; new case being tested

Three Maryland cases that meet the coronavirus test criteria have turned negative and a new case is being tested, according to the governor’s office. || Maryland Department of Health Coronavirus Information || Public health officials announced Thursday that three Maryland have met the criteria of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Coronavirus Tests. These cases have been negative. There is a new case being tested, the governor’s office announced Monday. Health officials reported that the specimens were sent to the Atlanta CDC for testing. Two other cases that were tested earlier this year turned negative .gov. Last week Larry Hogan announced how the state is facing the threat of coronavirus and how residents should prepare for it. The governor and state health officials clarified that Maryland is currently considered a “low-level risk”. Hogan said there is no immediate health threat in Maryland, but that the state is taking all precautions to deal with coronavirus. State health officials are coordinating with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency and all state, federal and local partners to guide response efforts. “They want all Maryland to know that we are closely monitoring the developments of COVID-19 and that we are working with our federal, state and local partners to help keep you safe and sound,” said Health Secretary Robert R. Neall. in a note. “But everyone can play a role in preparation: staying informed and using healthy habits every day to limit their exposure to disease.” “Although the threat to public health in Maryland remains low, all levels of government work diligently and in close coordination with preparing for all possible scenarios,” said Hogan. Preparing for Sinai Hospitals Maryland hospitals are prepared and have said that everyone must take precautions to avoid getting sick with respiratory diseases. “I think we all need to be prepared because it’s only a matter of time before it spreads to other parts of the country,” said Dr. Kjell Wilberg, infectious disease specialist at the Sinai hospital. Prepared, but not panicked. Wilberg said that coronavirus spreads like any other respiratory virus such as cold or flu, coming into contact with infected droplets. “The problem with coronavirus is that since nobody has immunity against it, it tends to make us sicker at this point,” Wilberg said. To prevent the onset of viruses, the same good hygiene rules apply. Wash your hands or use a disinfectant frequently, do not cough in your hand, use your elbow and if you are sick, stay home. Watch out for some hidden areas that harbor germs, door handles, petrol pumps and cell phones. “My opinion of me is always if I don’t remember when I last washed my hands and touched things, I use alcohol disinfectant if I have nothing else to use,” Wilberg said. Wilberg also said. masks will not help you get sick, but will protect others from your germs. The Sinai hospital had to move the masks behind the information desk because people were grabbing handfuls from the entrance and keeping their coronavirus under control. “We have stepped up our command center for hospital accidents. This allows us to develop a coordinated communication plan and we are able to communicate effectively with all our hospitals, outpatients and outpatient areas,” said Martha Hill , Sinai emergency preparedness coordinator. But on a daily basis, hospital staff are taking normal precautions for any respiratory illness, including face masks and eye protection. They also have a protocol and isolation rooms for every possible case. “First, we would identify these symptoms in the patient and then immediately, we would mask that patient and transfer them to an isolation room by air,” said Martha Wilberg said that many viruses die when the weather gets warmer, but since coronavirus is so new, doctors are not sure it will happen. John Hopkins Involvement John Hopkins is at the forefront of the collection of coronavirus data and information. His scientists created an interactive map that shows how the virus is spreading in real time. And they are also evaluating the preparation of the United States for this international crisis. During a webinar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, experts said that the United States is number one in five of the six categories for preparation. – prevention, early diagnosis and reporting, rapid response and mitigation, sufficient and solid healthcare system and compliance with international standards. The study conducted by Jennifer Nuzzo said that the United States has work to do regarding access to healthcare. “I fear that the cost of health care is a deterrent that could create a bad situation in which people remain at home communities that potentially infect others,” said Nuzzo. The scientists also said that it is important to expand the tests so that we can know how much of the virus is in circulation, how long and how fast it moves and with the tests we will see many new cases. “These new cases could expand very quickly. They were always there, it’s not that we’re having an explosion in the community. It’s that we’re finding the cases that are there, “said Tara Sell, of Johns Hopkins.

Three Maryland cases that meet the coronavirus test criteria have turned negative and a new case is being tested, according to the governor’s office.

|| Maryland Health Department Coronavirus Information ||

Public health officials announced Thursday that three Maryland have met the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria for testing coronavirus. Those cases were negative.

There is a new case being tested, the governor’s office announced Monday.

Health officials said the samples had been sent to the Atlanta CDC for testing.

Two other cases that were tested earlier this year turned negative.

Governor Larry Hogan announced last week how the state is facing the threat of coronavirus and how residents should prepare for it. The governor and state health officials clarified that Maryland is currently considered a “low-level risk”. Hogan said there is no immediate health threat in Maryland, but that the state is taking all precautions to deal with coronavirus.

State health officials are coordinating with the Maryland Emergency Management Agency and all state, federal and local partners to guide response efforts.

“We want all Maryland to know that we are closely monitoring the developments of COVID-19 and are working with our federal, state and local partners to help keep you safe and sound,” said Health Secretary Robert R. Neall in a note. “But everyone can play a role in preparation: staying informed and using healthy habits every day to limit their exposure to disease.”

“Although the threat to public health in Maryland remains low, all levels of government are working diligently and in close coordination to prepare for all possible scenarios,” said Hogan.

Preparation at the Sinai hospital

Maryland hospitals are prepared and have said that everyone must take precautions to avoid getting respiratory diseases.

“I think we all need to be prepared because it’s only a matter of time before it spreads to other parts of the country,” said Dr. Kjell Wilberg, infectious disease specialist at the Sinai hospital.

Prepared, but not panicked. Wilberg said that coronavirus spreads like any other respiratory virus such as cold or flu, coming into contact with infected droplets.

“The problem with coronavirus is that since nobody has immunity against it, it tends to make us sicker at this point,” Wilberg said.

To prevent the onset of viruses, the same good hygiene rules apply. Wash your hands or use a disinfectant frequently, do not cough in your hand, use your elbow and if you are sick, stay home. Watch out for some hidden areas that harbor germs, door handles, petrol pumps and cell phones.

“My opinion of me is always if I don’t remember when I last washed my hands and touched things, I use alcohol disinfectant if I have nothing else to use,” Wilberg said.

Wilberg also said that masks will not help you get sick, but will protect others from your germs.

The Sinai hospital had to move the masks behind the information desk because people were grabbing handfuls from the entrance and keeping their coronavirus under control.

“We have stepped up our command center for hospital accidents. This allows us to develop a coordinated communication plan and we are able to communicate effectively with all our hospitals, outpatients and outpatient areas,” said Martha Hill , Sinai emergency preparedness coordinator.

But on a daily basis, hospital staff take normal precautions for any respiratory disease, including face masks and eye protection. They also have a protocol and isolation rooms for every possible case.

“First, we would identify those symptoms in the patient and then immediately, we would mask that patient and transfer them to an isolation room by air,” said Martha

Wilberg said that many viruses die when the weather gets warmer, but because coronavirus is so new, doctors aren’t sure what will happen.

Involvement of Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins is at the forefront of coronavirus data and information collection. His scientists created an interactive map that shows how the virus is spreading in real time.

And they are also examining the preparation of the United States for this international crisis.

During a webinar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, experts said that the United States is number one in five of the six categories for preparation. – prevention, early diagnosis and reporting, rapid response and mitigation, sufficient and solid healthcare system and compliance with international standards.

Jennifer Nuzzo’s study said that the United States has work to do regarding access to healthcare.

“I’m afraid the cost of health care is a deterrent that could create a bad situation in which people stay at home in their community potentially infecting others,” said Nuzzo.

Scientists also said that it is important to expand the tests so that we can know how much of the virus is present, for how long, and how fast it is moving and with the tests we will see many new cases.

“These new cases could expand very quickly. They were always there, it’s not that we’re having an explosion in the community. It’s that we’re finding the cases that are there,” said Tara Sell, of Johns Hopkins.

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