MIAMI (CBSMiami) – New cases of the coronavirus are surfacing every day across the nation and around the world.
In order to keep you up-to-date and informed, we will be keeping track of the latest numbers and information you need to know at-a-glance as of 11 a.m. on March 8, 2020.
- 2 confirmed presumptive, isolated cases in Broward
- 2 confirmed deaths in Florida
- 1 new presumptive positive case in Lee County
- 5 confirmed Florida cases repatriated and isolated out of state until healthy
- 1 non-Florida resident confirmed in Florida
- 118 negative test results, 108 pending test results
- 280 people currently being monitored
- 1038 people monitored to date
UNITED STATES: 260 confirmed cases
- 46 former passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise ship, site of a recent outbreak and quarantine
- 3 Americans who were in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak
- 19 states have cases
- 17 deaths – 16 in Washington state and 1 in California
AROUND THE WORLD
- 70 countries affected
- More than 107,000 infected around the world
- More than 3,600 deaths
TO AVOID GETTING SICK
- Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth and face
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick or exhibit symptoms
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cough and sneeze into your elbow, not your hands
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you sneeze, then throw out the tissue and wash your hands
- Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- You do NOT need a facemask if you are healthy. Facemasks should only be used by sick or symptomatic people
- Evaluate your travel plans as conditions warrant; you should rethink traveling to areas that are already under a travel advisory or areas that are experiencing an outbreak of Coronavirus
- Currently, there is no vaccine to protect against the coronavirus and no medications to treat it.
- Mild to severe respiratory illness
- Shortness of breath
- For those with a weakened immune system, the elderly and the very young, there's a chance the virus could cause a lower, and much more serious, respiratory tract illness like a pneumonia or bronchitis.
- Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure
CLICK HERE to see an interactive dashboard showing real-time data of confirmed cases and deaths. Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering created a map that provides the most accurate international tracking of the outbreak of coronavirus, or COVID-19.
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