COVID-19 Update

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Brazil announced its first case of coronavirus today, marking the first time the virus has been reported in South America.

The coronavirus outbreak — which started in the city of Wuhan in China — has now spread to six of the world’s seven continents. It has not yet reached Antarctica.

Here’s a look at the virus across the world:

  • Africa: Algeria confirmed its first case of coronavirus yesterday. Egypt has also reported a case.
  • Asia: The vast majority of cases — and deaths — are in mainland China. Cases have been reported throughout Asia, with concentrations in South Korea and on board a cruise ship pocked in Japan. In the Middle East, Iran has reported least 139 cases. The total official number of deaths due to coronavirus in Iran stands at 15.
  • Australia: The country has confirmed a total of 22 cases of the novel coronavirus as of Saturday, officials said.
  • Europe: Europe’s biggest outbreak is in Italy, where over 320 have been infected and 12 have died.
  • North America: At least 59 Americans have tested positive for coronavirus, US health officials say. Cases have also been reported in Canada.

US preparations are sketchy at best.

“Caronavirus”. If he would learn how to spell it, it would give the nation more confidence that he actually cares about this potential pandemic.

But he is giving a press conference this evening at 6 pm.

Andy Slavitt (Former Medicare, Medicaid & ACA head for Obama) is right:

After a two-day, almost 2000 point drop, the Dow has rebounded 350 points this morning, somewhat calming fears of a coronavirus recession. But many investors are on edge.