CORONA Confirmed American Cases of Coronavirus

jward

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missed this update on cases 10 & 11 out of San Benito county, California- tis a few days old, nothing new, just updating the info available to us on the case...j

2019 Novel Coronavirus Patients
Transferred Out of County for Medical Care


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:
February 3, 2020 Sam Perez, MPH, Public Information Officer
Tel: 831-637-5367
__________________________________________________ ___________________________

San Benito County-Two patients with novel coronavirus in San Benito County showed
worsening symptoms late Sunday night and were referred for medical evaluation. “It
was then determined that both patients needed to be admitted to a hospital equipped
for a higher level of care. The patients have been transferred out of San Benito County
by specialty ambulance,” said Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, San Benito County Health Officer.
Even with news of this case, the risk to the general public remains low because the
patient remained at home. San Benito County residents, students, workers, and visitors
should continue to engage in their regular activities and practice good health hygiene
since this is the height of flu season. Anyone with respiratory symptoms, such as a
cough, sore throat, or fever, should stay home, practice proper cough etiquette and
hand hygiene, and limit their contact with other people.

San Benito County Public Health Services is working closely with the Centers for Disease
Control (CDC) and the California Public Health Department (CDPH), and other partners
as this continues to be a rapidly evolving situation.

On February 2, 2020, San Benito County Public Health Services activated its
Department Operations Center to ensure regular communications to the public,
providers and partners, as well as to handle any reports of potential novel coronavirus
infection. The department will continue to provide regular updates and to work with
healthcare providers as the situation evolves.

https://hhsa.cosb.us/wp-content/uplo...-PR02032VF.pdf

Press Release « San Benito County HHSA
 

jward

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5 healthcare workers sent home to ensure they didn’t contract coronavirus from patient

By JACLYN COSGROVE, COLLEEN SHALBY
FEB. 4, 2020 6:16 PM

Five employees at Good Samaritan Hospital in Silicon Valley were sent home for about two weeks after coming into contact with a patient with coronavirus.

The patient, who had just traveled to Wuhan, China, where the outbreak started, wore a mask the entire time he was at the hospital, and was directed by health officials to isolate himself at his home, according to the hospital. He is one of six people in California who public health officials have confirmed contracted the virus while in Wuhan.
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https://www.latimes.com/california/s...avirus-patient


 

jward

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Conus case #12
Adult
Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 5, 2020
CONTACT:

Jennifer Miller, 608-266-1683
Elizabeth Goodsitt, 608-266-1683

2019 Novel Coronavirus Case is Confirmed in Wisconsin

Risk to Wisconsin Public Remains Low



The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), UW Hospital and Clinics, the local health department, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have confirmed the first case of 2019 novel coronavirus in Wisconsin. The case was confirmed at the CDC. The immediate health risk to the general public for contracting this virus is low.

The patient is an adult with a history of travel to Beijing, China prior to becoming ill and was exposed to known cases while in China. The individual is isolated at home, and is doing well. Out of respect for the privacy of the patient and their household, this is the only information that is available.


While the risk to the general public remains low, DHS, UW Hospital and Clinics, the local health department, and the CDC are working together to prevent disease transmission by evaluating close contacts of the patient and health care personnel who cared for the patient.

“DHS is operating with an abundance of caution and is working very closely with the local health department and UW Hospital and Clinics to ensure that this patient and any close contacts are closely monitored,” said State Health Officer Jeanne Ayers. “The risk of getting sick from 2019 novel coronavirus in Wisconsin is very low. We are responding aggressively to the situation and monitoring all developments. We are committed to keeping the public fully informed and will continue to provide updates as this situation unfolds.”

“UW Health has taken precautions, including ongoing staff training and recently expanding our travel history questions,” said UW Health Medical Director of Infection Control Dr. Nasia Safdar. “Since initial treatment at University Hospital, the patient has been self-quarantined at home. We are coordinating with the CDC, DHS, and local health authorities.”

Symptoms of the virus include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, which may appear anywhere from two to 14 days after someone is exposed to the virus. Symptoms have ranged from a mild illness (like a common cold) to severe pneumonia requiring hospitalization. We are encouraging travelers returning from China or contacts of patients with a confirmed case who become ill to let their health care providers know of their possible exposure before arriving at the health care facility.

The steps that all Wisconsin residents can take to help prevent the spread of this virus are the same as those used to protect against colds and flu: cover your coughs and sneezes, wash hands frequently, and stay home when you’re sick. Influenza and other seasonal respiratory viruses are common in Wisconsin at this time of year.

Updates on the 2019 novel coronavirus, including case counts, are available on the DHS Outbreaks and Investigations webpage by 2 p.m. on weekdays.

2019 Novel Coronavirus Case is Confirmed in Wisconsin
 
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jward

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A bit o' an update- Records are still showing us in the US at 12 cases, 1 recovered, 0 deaths as of this post.

U.S. Coronavirus Cases
As of February 7, 2020 at 01:00 GMT, there have been 12 confirmed cases of patients infected with the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States:

  • 6 in California
  • 2 in Illinois
  • 1 in Wisconsin
  • 1 in Arizona
  • 1 in Washington state
  • 1 in Massachusetts
More information on these cases is presented in the table below:


StateCasesSexAgeDateCase #LocationSource
Washington​
1
M​
30s​
Jan. 21​
1st​
Snohomish​
[7]
Illinois​
2
F​
60s​
Jan. 24​
2nd​
Chicago​
[8]
M​
60s​
Jan. 30​
6th​
Chicago​
[12]
California​
2
unkn.​
unkn.​
Jan. 26​
3rd,4th​
Orange C., L.A.​
[9]
1
M​
adult​
Jan. 31​
7th​
Santa Clara C.​
[17][18]
1​
F​
unkn.​
Feb. 2​
9th​
Santa Clara C.​
1​
M​
57​
Feb. 2​
10​
San Benito C.​
1​
F​
57​
Feb. 2​
11​
San Benito C.​
Arizona​
1
unkn.​
student​
5th​
Jan. 26​
Maricopa County​
Massachusetts​
1
M​
20s​
Feb. 1​
8th​
Boston​
[16]
Wisconsin​
1
12​
Madison​

Last updated: February 7, 2020, 01:00 GMT
Patients Under Investigation (PUI) in the United States
CDC releases information regarding the number of cases and people under investigation that is updated regularly on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Below is a history of cases:

As of Feb. 3:


Number of U.S. States with PUI
36
Positive
11
Negative​
167​
Pending
(specimens awaiting testing)​
82
TOTAL
260
 

jward

passin' thru
another wee bit of update. As of this posting, CONUS cases are reportedly still at 12, with 3 of those cases said to be recovered.
An American has subcombed to the illness, which was contracted, treated, and ultimately life ending, while in china.


2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the U.S.
Updated February 10, 2020
CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus named 2019-nCoV. The outbreak first started in Wuhan, China, but cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States. This page will be updated regularly on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
People Under Investigation (PUI) in the United States*†
People under Investigation (PUI) in the United States
Positive12
Negative318
Pending§68
Total398
*Cumulative since January 21, 2020.
† Numbers closed out at 7 p.m. the night before reporting.
§Includes specimens received and awaiting testing, as well as specimens in route to CDC.
Number of states and territories with PUI: 37

 

auxman

Ad eundum quo nemo ante iit...
From AlertsUSA...

San Diego Co. health auth announce confirmed case of 2019-nCoV being treated at UCSD Med Ctr Hillcrest. Unknown if case was Wuhan evacuee sent to MCAS Miramar.
 

jward

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From AlertsUSA...

San Diego Co. health auth announce confirmed case of 2019-nCoV being treated at UCSD Med Ctr Hillcrest. Unknown if case was Wuhan evacuee sent to MCAS Miramar.
First case of coronavirus confirmed in San Diego

Posted: 5:09 PM, Feb 10, 2020

Updated: 9:24 PM, Feb 10, 2020

By: Zac Self

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego received its first confirmed case of coronavirus Monday, an official familiar with the situation confirmed to 10News.

According to the source, the individual was aboard the first flight from Wuhan, China to Miramar last Wednesday.
The official says the individual is an adult. It’s unclear whether the patient is a man or a woman at this time.

RELATED: Two new coronavirus evacuees hospitalized since arriving in San Diego
According to UC San Diego, hospital officials were informed by San Diego Public Health that four patients being evaluated for the virus tested negative. At the direction of the CDC, all four individuals were discharged and sent back into quarantine at MCAS Miramar.

The hospital says the CDC later advised public health officials that, upon further testing, one of the four patients tested positive for coronavirus. The individual was "returned to UC San Diego Health for observation and isolation until cleared by the CDC for release."

The patient is said to be in good condition.
The first flight carrying 167 people from China landed at Miramar last Wednesday. A second plane carrying an unknown number of people arrived at the base later in the week.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all those aboard the flights were quarantined for a mandatory 14-day hold.
RELATED: Four people in stable condition after arriving at MCAS Miramar from coronavirus zone
A father and daughter who were among those in isolation at Rady Children’s Hospital later tested negative for novel coronavirus. The man's father-in-law who stayed in Wuhan, however, passed away from the virus. A GoFundMe has been set up for the family.

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jward

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Conus case #13
Evacuated from Wuhan, China, Quarantined in Marine Corp Air Station Miramar
San Diego County, California
First Coronavirus Case Confirmed in San Diego County
By Rafael Avitabile and NBC 7 Staff Published 4 hours ago • Updated 20 mins ago


A patient is being treated for coronavirus at UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest, a spokesperson for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed. It is the first confirmed case in the county since the deadly outbreak began.


The patient was among the 232 Americans evacuated from Wuhan, China last week and flown to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar where they were placed in a 14-day federal quarantine.


A plane carrying 167 U.S. citizens landed at the base Wednesday, and a second plane carrying 65 more landed Friday.

 

jward

passin' thru
nothing new, just updating the record...

As of February 12, 2020 at 16:20 GMT, there have been 13 confirmed cases of patients infected with the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States:

  • 7 in California
  • 2 in Illinois
  • 1 in Wisconsin
  • 1 in Arizona
  • 1 in Washington state
  • 1 in Massachusetts
More information on these cases is presented in the table below:

StateCasesSexAgeDateCase #LocationSource
Washington​
1
M​
30s​
Jan. 21​
1st​
Snohomish​
[7]
Illinois​
2
F​
60s​
Jan. 24​
2nd​
Chicago​
[8]
M​
60s​
Jan. 30​
6th​
Chicago​
[12]
California​
2
unkn.​
unkn.​
Jan. 26​
3rd,4th​
Orange C., L.A.​
[9]
1
M​
adult​
Jan. 31​
7th​
Santa Clara C.​
[17][18]
1​
F​
unkn.​
Feb. 2​
9th​
Santa Clara C.​
1​
M​
57​
Feb. 2​
10th​
San Benito C.​
1​
F​
57​
Feb. 2​
11th​
San Benito C.​
1​
unkn.​
adult​
Feb. 11​
13th​
San Diego​
Arizona​
1
unkn.​
student​
Jan. 26​
5th​
Maricopa County​
Massachusetts​
1
M​
20s​
Feb. 1​
8th​
Boston​
[16]
Wisconsin​
1
12th​
Madison​
Last updated: February 12, 2020, 16:20 GMT
 

jward

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Conus Case #14
Evacuated from Wuhan, China, Quarantined in Marine Corp Air Station Miramar
San Diego County, California
CDC Confirms 14th Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus



Media Statement
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286
CDC today confirmed another infection with 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States in California. The patient is among a group of people under a federal quarantine order because of their recent return to the U.S. on a State Department-chartered flight that arrived on February 7, 2020.
All people who have been in Hubei Province in the past 14 days are considered at high risk of having been exposed to COVID-19 and subject to a temporary 14-day quarantine. This is the second person at this base who has tested positive for COVID-19. The first and second patients arrived on different planes and were housed in separate facilities; there are no epidemiologic links between them.
According to CDC on-site team lead Dr. Chris Braden, “At this time there is no indication of person-to-person spread of this virus at the quarantine facility, but CDC will carry out a thorough contact investigation as part of its current response strategy to detect and contain any cases of infection with this virus.”
This brings the total of number of COVID-19 cases in the United States to 14. There are likely to be additional cases in the coming days and weeks, including among other people recently returned from Wuhan. While 195 people were discharged from quarantine yesterday, more than 600 people who returned on chartered flights from Wuhan remain under federal quarantine.
For the latest information on the outbreak, visit CDC’s Novel Coronavirus 2019 website.

 

jward

passin' thru
U.S. Coronavirus Cases
1 new case in
San Diego, California.

As of February 13, 2020 at 04:30 GMT, there have been 14 confirmed cases of patients infected with the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States:

  • 8 in California
  • 2 in Illinois
  • 1 in Wisconsin
  • 1 in Arizona
  • 1 in Washington state
  • 1 in Massachusetts
More information on these cases is presented in the table below:


StateCasesSexAgeDateCase #LocationSource
Washington​
1
M​
30s​
Jan. 21​
1st​
Snohomish​
[7]
Illinois​
2
F​
60s​
Jan. 24​
2nd​
Chicago​
[8]
M​
60s​
Jan. 30​
6th​
Chicago​
[12]
California​
2
unkn.​
unkn.​
Jan. 26​
3rd,4th​
Orange C., L.A.​
[9]
1
M​
adult​
Jan. 31​
7th​
Santa Clara C.​
[17][18]
1​
F​
unkn.​
Feb. 2​
9th​
Santa Clara C.​
1​
M​
57​
Feb. 2​
10th​
San Benito C.​
1​
F​
57​
Feb. 2​
11th​
San Benito C.​
1​
unkn.​
adult​
Feb. 11​
13th​
San Diego​
1​
Feb. 13​
14th​
Arizona​
1
unkn.​
student​
Jan. 26​
5th​
Maricopa County​
Massachusetts​
1
M​
20s​
Feb. 1​
8th​
Boston​
[16]
Wisconsin​
1
12th​
Madison​

Last updated: February 13, 2020, 04:30 GMT

 

Dozdoats

On TB every waking moment
Haven't seen any deaths reported in the ZUSA so far. Case count domestically is my canary in the coal mine for this thing, as far as I am willing to believe the numbers anyway.
 

SouthernBreeze

Veteran Member
According to zerohedge, we have a new confirmed case in Texas, which brings the total to 15 now in the US. Can anyone else confirm this?

ps. Never mind, it's been confirmed.
 
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jward

passin' thru
Conus case #15
Evacuated from China, Quarantined in San Antonio-JBSA-Lackland
San Antonio Texas
CDC Confirms 15th Case of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Media Statement

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

CDC today confirmed another infection with Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in the United States. The patient is among a group of people under a federal quarantine order at JBSA-Lackland in Texas because of their recent return to the U.S. on a State Department-chartered flight that arrived on February 7, 2020.


All people who lived or travelled in Hubei Province, China, are considered at high risk of having been exposed to this virus and are subject to a temporary 14-day quarantine upon entry into the United States. This is the first person under quarantine at JBSA-Lackland who had symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is currently isolated and receiving medical care at a designated hospital nearby.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States to 15. There will likely be additional cases in the coming days and weeks, including among other people recently returned from Wuhan. While 195 people were discharged from quarantine on Tuesday, more than 600 people who returned on chartered flights from Wuhan remain under federal quarantine and are being closely monitored to contain the spread of the virus.


For the latest information on the outbreak, visit CDC’s Novel Coronavirus 2019 website.
 

jward

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As of February 14, 2020 at 03:20 GMT, there have been 15 confirmed cases of patients infected with the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States:

  • 8 in California
  • 2 in Illinois
  • 1 in Wisconsin
  • 1 in Arizona
  • 1 in Washington state
  • 1 in Massachusetts
  • 1 in Texas
More information on these cases is presented in the table below:


StateCasesSexAgeDateCase #LocationSource
Texas​
1​
Feb. 13​
15th​
San Antonio​
Washington​
1
M​
30s​
Jan. 21​
1st​
Snohomish​
[7]
Illinois​
2
F​
60s​
Jan. 24​
2nd​
Chicago​
[8]
M​
60s​
Jan. 30​
6th​
Chicago​
[12]
California​
2
unkn.​
unkn.​
Jan. 26​
3rd,4th​
Orange C., L.A.​
[9]
1
M​
adult​
Jan. 31​
7th​
Santa Clara C.​
[17][18]
1​
F​
unkn.​
Feb. 2​
9th​
Santa Clara C.​
1​
M​
57​
Feb. 2​
10th​
San Benito C.​
1​
F​
57​
Feb. 2​
11th​
San Benito C.​
1​
unkn.​
adult​
Feb. 11​
13th​
San Diego​
1​
Feb. 13​
14th​
Arizona​
1
unkn.​
student​
Jan. 26​
5th​
Maricopa County​
Massachusetts​
1
M​
20s​
Feb. 1​
8th​
Boston​
[16]
Wisconsin​
1
12th​
Madison​

Last updated: February 14, 2020, 03:20 GMT
 

jward

passin' thru
just the friday #s update:

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the U.S.


Updated February 14, 2020
CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The outbreak first started in Wuhan, China, but cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States. This page will be updated regularly on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Persons Under Investigation (PUI) in the United States*†
People under Investigation (PUI) in the United States
Positive15
Negative347
Pending§81
Total443
*Cumulative since January 21, 2020.
† Numbers closed out at 4 p.m. the day before reporting.
§Includes specimens received and awaiting testing, as well as specimens en route to CDC.
Number of states and territories with PUI: 42
 

jward

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At this time, for as long as I can easily do so, I will keep the passangers from various locations that are repatriated, as well as those sickened and located out of country, separate. Intent was to give us a closer look at when and where cases are confirmed here in the country that have had opportunity to seed our communities and generate clusters----j

at time of post there are:
Conus Cases-15
Diamond Princess Cruise Ship-14




Fourteen U.S. passengers evacuated from a cruise ship in Japan and flown to military bases in California and Texas have tested positive for the new coronavirus, U.S. officials confirm.
Public Health

14 Americans Taken Off Cruise Ship And Flown To U.S. Test Positive For Coronavirus





February 17, 202010:03 AM ET


Updated at 2:25 p.m. ET


Fourteen U.S. passengers evacuated from a cruise ship in Japan and flown to military bases in California and Texas have tested positive for the new coronavirus, U.S. officials confirm.



Earlier, on Sunday, U.S. officials announced that 44 people from the Diamond Princess ship had tested positive for coronavirus. Those who were sick were to remain in Japan to be treated.


The State Department said it was in the process of transporting more than 300 Americans who had been quarantined on the Diamond Princess off Yokohama, Japan, when it got word of the positive tests for the disease now known as COVID-19.


"During the evacuation process, after passengers had disembarked the ship and initiated transport to the airport, U.S. officials received notice that 14 passengers, who had been tested 2-3 days earlier, had tested positive for COVID-19," the State Department said in a joint statement with the Department of Health and Human Services.


The officials said those Americans were separated from the other evacuees, even though the 14 individuals weren't showing symptoms of the virus.




"These individuals were moved in the most expeditious and safe manner to a specialized containment area on the evacuation aircraft to isolate them in accordance with standard protocols," the statement read.


It added: "Passengers that develop symptoms in flight and those with positive test results will remain isolated on the flights and will be transported to an appropriate location for continued isolation and care."

Passengers on the two charter flights landed either at Joint Base San Antonio in Texas or at Travis Air Force Base in Solano County, California, roughly 60 miles northeast of San Francisco.


All passengers will remain under a mandatory a two-week quarantine.

The Diamond Princess has been under Japan-ordered quarantine since Feb. 5, after a passenger who had disembarked earlier tested positive for the virus in Hong Kong. Although Japanese authorities originally said the quarantine period for the ship would expire Wednesday, that date might now be pushed back, NPR's Jason Beaubien reported.


Health officials in Asia say more than 450 people aboard the Diamond Princess have been diagnosed with the coronavirus that emerged in late December in Wuhan, China.


Concerns after passenger on Cambodia ship tests positive


A second cruise ship, the MS Westerdam, docked in Cambodia on Thursday after it was turned away by several other countries. Cruise operator Holland America said passengers and crew were screened for illness and that "there was no indication of COVID-19 on the ship." Cambodian officials allowed people onboard to disembark.


But now an 83-year-old American woman who left the ship and took a flight to Malaysia has tested positive. It's not clear when she became infected, and her positive diagnosis has caused concern that other passengers from the Westerdam might be infected and carrying the virus as they travel home to various countries. The Associated Press reports that the American woman and her husband, who was diagnosed with pneumonia, remain in Malaysia for treatment.


Several hundred passengers from the ship flew out of Cambodia on Friday and Saturday, according to the AP. Some passengers and crew are staying in hotels in Phnom Penh while others are still on the ship.


The latest global numbers


Worldwide, around 71,000 cases of the new coronavirus have been reported and more than 1,700 people — the vast majority of them in mainland China — have died of COVID-19, according to the World Health Organization.


Of the new cases, 94% of them are in China's Hubei province, which has been the center for the outbreak. Outside China, there have been reports of 694 cases, causing three deaths.


Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO's director-general, said that a new report from China sheds some light on the virus and its severity. The latest data suggests COVID-19 is less deadly than other coronaviruses including SARS and MERS.


"More than 80% of patients have mild disease and will recover," Tedros said in a media briefing on Monday. "In about 14% of cases, the virus causes severe disease, including pneumonia and shortness of breath. And about 5% of patients have critical disease including respiratory failure, septic shock and multi-organ failure. In 2% of reported cases, the virus is fatal, and the risk of death increases the older you are."


Cases of the virus in children are relatively rare, he said, though researchers don't yet know why.


The cruise ship conundrum


As some passengers are taken off the Diamond Princess in Japan, the WHO said during Monday's briefing that cruise ships present unique challenges to controlling infections.


"The infection prevention and control measures are difficult to implement in a ship environment," said Sylvia Briand, WHO's director of global infection. She said that's been the case on many occasions, such as with other infections like norovirus.


"We need to make sure we focus on our public health objective, which is to contain the virus, and not to contain the people," she said. That requires balancing the health risks to people on land with the needs of people onboard the ship.


The WHO's experts said such challenges don't necessitate sweeping bans on cruise ships sailing in Asia.


"We need to reflect on the fact that the vast majority of these cases are within China," said Dr. Michael Ryan, the head of WHO's health emergencies program. "When you look at the population-attack rates within China, even within Hubei and Wuhan, we're talking about an overall attack rate of about 4 per 100,000."


"Outside of Hubei, this epidemic is affecting a very tiny, tiny, tiny proportion of people," he continued. "So if we're going to disrupt every cruise ship in the world on the off chance that there might be some potential contact with some potential pathogen, then where do we stop? Do we shut down the buses around the world? And what happens when other countries are affected — do we take the same measures in that case?"


"We need to be extremely measured with what we do," Ryan said. "And everything we do needs to be based on public health. It needs to be based on evidence. It needs to be based on the principle that there's no such thing as zero risk."

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jward

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Five Hospitalized COVID Cases In Solano County California

By niman, 3 hours ago in California (2019-nCoV)



Posted on: February 18, 2020

First Confirmed Novel Coronavirus Case in Napa County

Patient in isolation at Queen of the Valley; second case under investigation
(NAPA, CALIF.) A single case of novel coronavirus (COVID-2019) has been confirmed in Napa County, and is under isolation at Queen of the Valley Medical Center. A second patient with symptoms is under investigation at the hospital. Both patients are not residents of Napa County.

The two patients arrived at the Queen of the Valley on Monday from Travis Air Force Base in Solano County. The patients were flown to Travis AFB from Japan, where they were under quarantine on the Diamond Princess cruise ship.
Among the cruise ship passengers flown to Travis AFB, seven were identified as needing testing or hospitalization. Five of the seven patients were sent to local hospitals in Solano County.

Due to a limited number of isolation beds in Solano County, two patients were transferred to Queen of the Valley.
“There is minimal risk for Napa County residents from the arrival of these two patients at the Queen of the Valley,” said Napa County Public Health Officer Karen Relucio, MD. “They are in isolation, and are receiving medical care and undergoing testing.”
Amy Herold, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Queen of the Valley, said the hospital is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Napa County Public Health to care for the two patients.
“Out of caution, the patients are being monitored in special isolation rooms that have negative pressure to minimize the risk of exposure,” Herold said. “We are following established infection control protocols and working closely with our partners at CDC and Napa County Public Health to ensure the safety and well-being of our caregivers, patients and visitors.”
“Our hospital is equipped to handle the virus. Our caregivers are well prepared; they have received training, have practiced for these scenarios and are wearing protective equipment to minimize their risk of exposure. No hospital operations are impacted,” Herold said.
The confirmed COVID-19 case tested positive for the virus in Japan, but has not experienced any symptoms associated with the virus so far. The patient under investigation for COVID-19 tested negative for the virus while in Japan, but is experiencing symptoms. The patient is being tested at Queen of the Valley.
Both patients are under federal quarantine. The city and state of origin for both patients is not known at this time.

Symptoms of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Typically, human coronaviruses cause mild-to-moderate respiratory illness. Symptoms are very similar to the flu, including runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever, and/or shortness of breath. Older adults and people with underlying health conditions may be at increased risk for severe disease.
Anyone who has recently traveled from China, or has come in close contact with someone who traveled from China, and develops a fever and lower respiratory symptoms, such as a cough or shortness of breath within 14 days after leaving the area, should first call their health care provider and share travel history and symptoms before visiting the clinic or emergency room. Healthcare providers should call Napa County Public Health immediately.
Tips to Protect Yourself and Others
No additional precautions are recommended at this time beyond the simple daily precautions that everyone should always take, such as:
1. Washing hands with liquid soap and water, and rubbing for at least 20 seconds;
2. Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing; and
3. Staying home if you are sick.
Since flu activity will continue to remain high during this flu season, and symptoms of coronavirus are similar to the flu, Napa County Public Health also recommends getting a flu shot to protect yourself and others from the flu.
 

Border Collie Dad

Veteran Member
It is my understanding that the tests are unreliable.
Do they just declare it Coronavirus?

There have been no deaths in the US.
Unless it's changed, only 3 deaths in the whole world outside China.

Heck, flu and doctors seem more dangerous than this thing
 

bcingu

Contributing Member
It is my understanding that the tests are unreliable.
Do they just declare it Coronavirus?

There have been no deaths in the US.
Unless it's changed, only 3 deaths in the whole world outside China.

Heck, flu and doctors seem more dangerous than this thing
Good morning BCD. While you are correct there are no deaths attributed to the coronavirus, I will point out, the medical community only test for the virus if the patient meets certain criteria. Have they been to China recently, have they been around someone who has the virus, and a few others. If they don't meet the first two they will not initiate the test.

Therefore the causalities are reported as pneumonia, flu, and or heart attack. This has been the pattern all along.
I believe the CDC has set up these parameters to keep the numbers down and not panic the public. Unfortunately we have been hearing of suspected cases for two weeks some of them have been tested and found negative. Other cases have just disappeared, or worse sent home to self quarantine. We also know the individual can pass multiple times only to fail the test days or weeks later. We also are hearing the test is not 100% accurate, either due to the lab or the test itself.

I don't want to doom monger but, we saw this same pattern from the Chinese government. This knowledge coupled with our own governments track record doesn't inspire a lot of confidence in their reporting the true number.
 

Border Collie Dad

Veteran Member
Thanks for your input, bcingu.

I have become a reader on Jon Rappaport at blog.nomorefakenews.com
He contends that the whole basis for this is made up (if I can paraphrase in a couple words)

I am a vaccine skeptic, not a hard core anti-vaxxer.

If we accept the premise that our government is deliberately keeping the numbers low, then we're worse than the Chinese.
 

cyberiot

Workin' the plan.
Update on Arizona case. Still in home isolation after more than three weeks (not two, as stated in article):


Arizona's only confirmed new coronavirus patient is still in isolation
Stephanie Innes, The Republic | azcentral.com Published 8:00 a.m. MT Feb. 19, 2020


The likelihood that Arizona's only confirmed case of new coronavirus spread to other people locally is "almost zero," county public health officials said Tuesday.

"All of the close contacts around that individual have been tested and appropriately either quarantined or isolated, and there has been not one case of spread," said Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine, medical director of disease control for the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.

"We are in a position where we can say with confidence there has been no spread from this case."

The patient remains in isolation in his home more than two weeks after his diagnosis was confirmed. Public health officials are regularly checking in with the patient, whose illness is "very mild," Sunenshine said.

"What we're seeing throughout the country is it takes a while to clear the virus," Sunenshine said.

The patient is a Phoenix-area man in his 20s who is part of the Arizona State University community and had recently traveled to the Wuhan area of China where new coronavirus — COVID-19 — was first detected. The man's new coronavirus diagnosis was confirmed by the Arizona Department of Health Services on Jan. 26.

"What we don't know for sure is whether we'll have new cases introduced into the area," Sunenshine said. "But the likelihood that there will be another case resulting from this case is, I'm going to say, almost zero."

She said that while the incubation period for new coronavirus is believed to be two to 14 days, the illness itself may last longer.

"As long as you don't have symptoms for 14 days we recommend you no longer need quarantine," she said.

"However, once you become positive with the virus, we have to wait until there is no more presence of virus in that particular person. And that can definitely take longer than 14 days."

Isolation vs. quarantine

Isolation is for people who are ill, whereas quarantine is for people who have been exposed to a contagious illness like new coronavirus but aren't showing symptoms.

While the Maricopa County resident with new coronavirus is in isolation, Scottsdale surgeon Dr. Sommer Gunia and her husband Steve are living in quarantine at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

The Gunias had been on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Asia that set sail Jan. 20 but began a quarantine because of new coronavirus on Feb. 5.

As of Monday, more than 500 people who were on the ship had tested positive for the virus. Slightly more than 3,700 people and staff had been aboard.

Since Monday morning the Gunias have been at what Dr. Sommer Gunia describes as a hotel-like facility on the military base. They've been told they'll be quarantined for another 14 days.

Meals are delivered in bags at their hotel room doors by a person who knocks and is gone by the time one of the Gunias opens the door to pick up the bag. The Gunias must always wear masks when opening the door, she said.

The food is pretty good, she said. And the ship's passengers have also been allowed to use a phone app to order groceries from a nearby store. The Gunias got some beer, wine and condiments like ketchup, salt, pepper and mayonnaise that they'd been missing.

They are still waiting to find out about exercise, and Gunia said she's aching to get outdoors.

Anyone who does maintenance work in their rooms or who interacts with the Diamond Princess passengers is fully suited up in a gown, mask, goggles and gloves, she said.

"They have not actually given us a date," she said of when the quarantine will end, but she's hoping it will be by Feb. 29. "There hasn't been a lot of communication."

The hotel rooms have a bed, desk, dresser, chair, small fridge with a freezer, a vanity and a bathroom. Gunia estimated about 175 of the ship's passengers are staying at the San Antonio military base.

The WiFi is much better than it was on the ship, and Gunia said she's able to stream video and play games. She's been catching up on episodes of The Bachelor and Survivor and said she'll probably try out some Netflix series.

"It seems like for the most part people are staying positive," Gunia said of the other passengers.

Still, it hasn't exactly been a relaxing vacation. The Gunias have been gone for more than a month from their pets, and Sommer Gunia is in private practice, so it's been stressful to be away for so long.

The flight the couple took from Japan to Texas was a military plane with no windows, portable toilets and no flight attendants. The only flight crew was employees from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wearing full-bodied protective gear, Gunia said.

'We understand that everybody has needs'

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health routinely asks people to go into either isolation or quarantine, with varied restrictions, Sunenshine said.

"We ask people with infectious diseases to isolate all the time," Sunenshine said. "It's very routine."

Most people, when asked, will comply with the request to isolate because it makes sense from a public health standpoint.
Some of the diseases that can require isolation include measles, mumps, shigella and active tuberculosis, she said. If someone says no to an isolation request, the health department must prove the patient is not complying before they can go to court to enforce an isolation order.

"We almost always get compliance when we make the recommendation," she said. "Very rarely have we ever had to enforce anything. ... Everyone is better off if we just maintain a good relationship with people, open communication and ask them to self-isolate. It tends to work out better for everybody."

The new coronavirus patient in Maricopa County complied with the request to isolate, Sunenshine said. The recommendation is that the patient does not leave their home, but public health officials make sure they have access to food and health care.

"We understand that everybody has needs," Sunenshine said. "We always take into account the social circumstances of the person when we make recommendations. If the person is living alone, we make sure they have access to food and social support."

No one in isolation should be in contact with anyone who delivers food to them, Sunenshine said. Like with the Gunias, anyone delivering food needs to wear a mask, knock and leave before the patient opens the door.

Anyone who goes into the same air space as a person in isolation for new coronavirus needs to wear full protective equipment, which includes a fitted n95 mask, gown, gloves and an eye shield or goggles.

"We've been very strict about that,"

Stay six feet away and wear a mask

Public health officials take each patient on a case-by-case basis, always weighing the risk of public exposure, the infection circumstances, and the individual circumstances of the person in isolation.

"We are always working with people individually. We look to see if they have friends or family nearby, or an employer if that's the best way to go," she said. "We don't just ask someone to stay home and not worry about whether they are eating — that is part of our responsibility."

Generally speaking, going outside is not a risk as long as the person is more than six feet away from anyone else and they are wearing a mask. But it's not something Sunenshine would encourage.

The situation can get tricky with family members who live in the home for a patient who needs to be isolated.


A student makes his way on Arizona State University's campus in Tempe on Jan. 30, 2020.



"Most of the time, the benefits of keeping the family together outweighs the risk," Sunenshine said. "If the person has a bedroom or a room where they can close the door and stay away from family members, there's very little risk to anyone in the family."

The rules aren't exactly the same for every disease and aren't the same for quarantine, either.

"We use quarantine a lot less than we recommend isolation," Sunenshine said. "Isolation doesn't just refer to people who have documented disease. It can be someone who is symptomatic and exposed to a disease, but they don't yet know if they have it."

There have been patients in Maricopa County who have been isolated because of illness that was suspected new coronavirus. Sunenshine would not say how many. But except for the one patient, no one has tested positive.

Maricopa County has patients check in with public health officials and assesses how much monitoring they'll need. The local patient with confirmed coronavirus is visited by a public health official on a regular basis, but not every day, she said.

"We are in contact with that person daily. As far as we are concerned, if someone is sick with new coronavirus and we have asked them to stay home, we take responsibility for that person and make sure they get the health care they need."

'Least restrictive way' to keep the public safe

A hospital is the "last resort" for putting someone in isolation, Sunenshine said, particularly if that person isn't sick.
That's why the Arizona new coronavirus patient never went to a hospital, she said.

"We strive to find the least restrictive way to keep the public and the patient safe," she said. "We will definitely go out of our way to keep someone isolated at home as long as we can ensure public safety."

James Hodge, a public health law expert at Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, said during public health crises, the government has a special responsibility to "thoughtfully" balance public health protections and civil liberties.

When rigorously implemented with regular check-ins, health care worker visits and social support, home quarantines are lawful, effective and more respectful of individual rights to liberty and privacy than restrictive, off-site measures, Hodge wrote in an opinion piece published Feb. 13 in the medical journal JAMA with co-author Lawrence Gostin of Georgetown University.

"Coercive measures could be counterproductive and erode public trust and cooperation, they wrote.
In an interview, Hodge said the CDC's efforts with quarantining travelers like the Gunias is "unprecedented" and will overwhelm the agency if it continues.

"It can't keep isolating and quarantining flight after flight," he said. "At some point, you know, housing people in military bases, that will run out of steam, if cases continue."

The CDC could face a legal challenge, arguing that home quarantine would be more effective, he said.

Dr. Sommer Gunia would certainly prefer home quarantine. She'd much rather be confined to her own home, like the Arizona coronavirus patient.

"None of us wants to put anyone at risk," she said. "They could test us tomorrow, give us another day or two and let us go to our own house for the rest of the 14 days."

Reach health care reporter Stephanie Innes at Stephanie.Innes@gannett.com or at 602-444-8369. Follow her on Twitter @stephanieinnes
 

bcingu

Contributing Member
I agree completely with your skepticism of vaccines and our governments response.

Have you watched Dr. Cotrell's latest interview? The majority of the interview discuss' the very question we're discussing.

run time 39:41
 

Border Collie Dad

Veteran Member
Sorry, bcingu.
I have not watched any of his videos.

The big thread has gotten away from me.
I try to hit it a couple times a day and skim the last two pages.
 

homecanner1

Veteran Member
Apparently there is a new case in Wisc as of yesterday, the 14 ( including the Chinese UW Platteville students who went home for Xmas break ) all have tested negative. The one positive case was described as "lives in Dane County and traveled to Beijing in January". Quote: The patient is a Wisconsin resident who recently visited Beijing, China, and was exposed to cases while in China. Test results for coronavirus came back positive on Wednesday. The patient was tested for the virus at UW Hospital in Madison.

The new suspect case is still pending results. I put this on this thread as it will be lost in the bigger thread.


According to DHS’s website, there is one new pending case of coronavirus that is being monitored by the Center for Disease Control. DHS did not provide any other information about the new pending case, citing privacy concerns for the person being tested. So far, 16 people have been tested for the disease in Wisconsin. Of those cases, 14 have come back negative, one has come back positive, and one is still pending.
 

jward

passin' thru
Conus case #16
Humboldt County, CA

Connie Beck, Director Social Services | Public Health | Mental Healthnews release Feb. 20, 2020 First case of COVID-19 confirmed in Humboldt County

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services Public Health Branch has received confirmation from the California Department of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of one case of COVID-19 in a Humboldt County resident. A close contact who has symptoms is being tested as well. This marks the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in Humboldt County. Presently, the ill individuals are doing well and self-isolating at home, while being monitored for symptoms by the Public Health Communicable Disease Surveillance and Control Unit. Close contacts of theseindividualswill also be quarantined at home and monitored for symptoms by Public Health staff. With the amount of foreign travel by county residents, including travel to China, it is not surprising that a case has emerged locally. Additional cases may occur either in returning travelers or their close contacts. “It’s important to remember that the risk to the general public remains low at this time,” said Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich. “Despite the fact that Humboldt County now has a confirmed case of COVID-19, there is no evidence to suggest that novel coronavirus is circulating in the community at large.”Frankovich added that transmission in the U.S. to date has been among close contacts and not among the general public.

Public Health suggests the following precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and all infectious diseases, including common illnesses like colds and flu:•Stay home when you are sick•If you have a fever, stay home or go home if you are already at work or school, and stay home for at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever (without the use of fever-reducing medicine).

•Wash your hands frequently and particularly before eating or drinking.•Promote good hand hygiene in your home by educating household members and making sure soap, hand sanitizers, and tissues are available.•Avoid touching your face, particularly your eyes, nose and mouth.•Encourage proper cough etiquette. Cough or sneeze into a tissue, sleeve or arm. Do not use your hands.•Perform routine surface cleaning, particularly for items which are frequently touched such as doorknobs, handles, remotes, keyboards and other commonly shared surfaces.The county’s Communicable Disease Surveillance and Control Unit will continue to provide updated information about COVID-19 to health care providers, hospitals and schools, as well as the general public.For updated information about COVID-19, please continue to check the https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/.If you are ill and in need of medical care and have been in China within the previous two weeks or have been in contact with an individual who has COVID-19, please contact your health care provider or emergency department before presenting for care. Arrangements will be made to have you evaluated in the safest manner possible for health care staff and other patients.-###-Follow us on Twitter: @HumCoDHHSandFacebook: www.facebook.com/humcodhhs
 
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