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There are now almost 500 coronavirus cases in the US. The US coronavirus death toll jumped to 19 as confirmed cases spread to more than 30 states. 105,000 cases worldwide. 3,500 deaths worldwide.

There are now almost 500 coronavirus cases in the US. The US coronavirus death toll jumped to 19 as confirmed cases spread to more than 30 states. 105,000 cases worldwide. 3,500 deaths worldwide.

From CNN’s Shawn Nottingham. March 8, 2020

There are 470 cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States, according to the state and local health agencies, governments and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

According to the CDC there are 49 cases from repatriated citizens from Wuhan (3) and the Diamond Princess (46). Twenty-one cases are from the Grand Princess.

According to CNN Health’s tally of US cases that are detected and tested in the United States through US public health systems, there are 400 in 32 states and the District of Columbia, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases to 470.

This figure includes presumptive positive cases that tested positive in a public health lab and are pending confirmation from the CDC, and confirmed cases have received positive results from the CDC.

The latest numbers: The novel coronavirus has killed more than 3,500 people, and infected over 105,000, according to CNN’s tally — the majority in mainland China.

Other Headlines:

Coronavirus deaths in Italy spike to 366

From CNN’s Hada Messia and Livia Borghese in Rome, and Ben Wedeman and Jo Shelley

There has been a rise in coronavirus deaths in Italy, with 133 new fatalities announced Sunday.

There are now 366 coronavirus deaths nationwide, according to Italy’s Civil Protection. 

Confirmed cases have jumped to 7,375 total in the country; an increase by 1,492 cases since Saturday, according to Italy’s Civil Protection.

Canada: 3 new cases of novel coronavirus in Ontario and Alberta

Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced the province’s third and fourth presumptive cases of novel coronavirus today.

Both cases are travel-related and they are recovering in isolation at home with support from public health officials, Hinshaw said.

The new cases are a man in his 60s who had recently been on a Grand Princess cruise before returning to Alberta on Feb. 21 and a woman in her 30s who is a close contact of someone who had recently travelled in Europe, including visits to Ukraine, Turkey and the Netherlands, Hinshaw said.

This afternoon, Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, also confirmed another positive case of novel coronavirus in Ontario.

The case is a woman in her 40s, who returned from Colorado on March 2.

By the numbers: These new cases bring Canada’s total number of cases to 63, including 29 in Ontario, 27 in British Columbia, three in Quebec, and four in Alberta.

United Kingdom records 67 new coronavirus cases

The United Kingdom has recorded 67 new coronavirus cases, bringing its total to 273.

The figures were released by the UK’s Department of Health and Social Care and are current as of 9 a.m. local time (5 a.m. ET) Sunday.

Two people in the UK have died from the virus.

Iran cases surge and death toll reaches 194

From CNN’s Ramin Mostaghim in Tehran

Iranians are being advised to avoid traveling by their health ministry as the number of cases in the country reached 6,566 on Sunday,

Ministry of Health spokesperson Kianush Jahanpoor announced 743 additional cases of Covid-19 infections and 49 new deaths.

A total of 194 people have so far died as a result of the novel coronavirus in the country.

South Korean cases rise above 7,100: Seoul announced over 367 new infections today, bringing the country’s total to 7,134, including 50 deaths — the worst outbreak outside of China.

Australia now has 3 coronavirus deaths

From CNN’s Chermaine Lee in Hong Kong

Australia reported one additional death related to coronavirus and 11 new confirmed cases on Sunday, according to a statement from the country’s Department of Health.

That brings the nationwide death toll to three and the total case tally to 74.

The most latest fatality did not have a reported history of overseas travel, though further details are pending.

 Of the 74 total cases, 22 have been discharged.

Japan reports 47 new coronavirus cases

From Chie Kobayashi in Tokyo

Japan reported 47 more confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the nation’s total to 1,151, according to the the country’s health ministry.

That tally include the 696 people who became infected onboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which was quarantined in Yokohama for two weeks.

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