the entire Lombardy area has been locked down.
The country accounts for more than 7,350 of the world’s 109,400 cases,and more than 360 of some 3,800 deaths.
Connecticut reported its first case on Sunday — and the District of Columbia, and logged 21 deaths. Washington State, New York and California have about 100 or more cases, and 30 other states have reported infections.from about 2,500 infections on Wednesday to more than 7,375 on Sunday. Deaths rose to 366.
Amid the backdrop of the growing restrictions to contain the virus, Pope Francis on Sunday for the first time live-streamed his Sunday Prayer, an event that usually draws thousands to St. Peter’s Square.
The Vatican also said on Sunday that it, like Italy, would close its museums and pontifical villas.
Britain’s health department said that two people with the virus had died and that the number of cases in the country had jumped to 273 by Sunday. The Finnish armed forces announced that troop exercises planned for Mar 9-19 with Norway would be scrapped because of the outbreak.
The Spanish authorities announced on Sunday that three more people diagnosed with coronavirus had died in Madrid, raising the number of coronavirus fatalities in the country to 13. There are now over 500 cases, the authorities said.
Salvador Illa, Spain’s health minister, said at a news conference in Madrid that several cases in Spain were linked to people who recently traveled to Italy.
“Italy has taken very drastic measures and the most immediate impact is to halt the influx of people from northern Italy,” Mr. Illa added.
Oregon declares a state of emergency.
Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency in Oregon on Sunday, after the state’s count of confirmed coronavirus cases doubled to 14.
The governor’s office said the emergency declaration would allow Oregon to tap a reserve of emergency volunteer health professionals, among other things.
“We will do everything it takes, within our power and in coordination with federal and local officials, to keep Oregonians safe,” Ms. Brown said in a statement.
o protect students from the coronavirus, raising concerns about the closings will affect learning, burden families and upend communities.
Egypt reports its first death — a German tourist.
The Egyptian health ministry said that a 60-year-old German tourist died on Sunday in Hurghada, on the Red Sea, after contracting the coronavirus. It is believed to be the country’s first fatality from the outbreak.
The man was traveling from Luxor, where a tourist boat with 45 confirmed cases is docked, and was admitted to a hospital on Friday. He tested positive for the virus on Saturday and died on Sunday.
The authorities said they were sterilizing the hospital and tracing the people the man had contact with.
Twelve crew members aboard the cruise on the Nile were placed in isolation on Friday after testing positive for the coronavirus, Egypt’s health ministry said. Egypt is scrambling to protect its tourism industry, a vital sector of the economy, and reassure travelers it is safe to visit after the outbreak on the boat.
tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the conference’s host.
The American Conservative Union, which hosts the annual Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, said the attendee was exposed to the virus before the four-day event and tested positive for it on Saturday.
“This attendee had no interaction with the president or the vice president and never attended the events in the main hall,” the group said in a statement. “The Trump administration is aware of the situation, and we will continue regular communication with all appropriate government officials.”
The attendee has been quarantined in New Jersey, the statement said.
Stephanie Grisham, the White House press secretary, said in a statement that there was “no indication that either President Trump or Vice President Pence met with or were in close proximity to the attendee.”
Others who spoke at the conference included Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia. Also in attendance were Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and adviser, and Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son.
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