Latest Updates As To US Coronavirus COV-19 Pandemic As Of March 19, 2020


As per CNN: US total coronavirus COV-19 infectious cases increased from 89 on March 1, 2020 to 8,760 cases on March 19, 2020. January 21, 2020 is when US reported its 1st case. We’re talking 2 months.

As per 3/19 NPR report, Burr Recording Sparks Questions About Private Comments On COV-19:”

A secret recording taken of Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr shows him warning a private audience three weeks ago (February 2020) about how the Coronavirus would have dire effects on the U.S.

Link: March 19, 20205:08 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition

As per Source, Worldometer on coronavirus COV-19 pandemic as of 3/19/2020:

US Latest Updates

Coronavirus Cases:





Latest Updates

March 19 (GMT)

  • 205 new cases and 5 new deaths in the USADeaths include:
    • 1 death in California, the first in San Benito County: a man in his 60s [source]
    • 1 death in Louisiana: a patient in his 60s with underlying health conditions [source]
    • 1 death in Georgia [source]
    • 1st death in Maryland: a man in his 60s with an underlying medical condition  [source]
    • 1 death in Washington State: a woman in her 80s with underlying health conditions  [source]
(Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP) (Photo by JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)

March 18 (GMT)

  • alert 2848 new cases and 41 new deaths in the United States
    • US – Canada border to temporarily close to nonessential travel [source] [tweet]
    • Trump compares the sacrifices needed to those made during World War II, saying that “now it is our time, we must sacrifice togetherWe are all in this together and we’ll come through it together. It is the invisible enemy. That’s always the toughest enemy. But we’re going to defeat the invisible enemy. I think we’ll going to do it even faster than we thought, and it will be a complete victory, a total victory”
    • US working to determine if the self-swab coronavirus test is as effective as the other testing process. It’d be a much easier test
    • all foreclosures and evictions to be suspended until the end of April

    New deaths include:

    • 1 death in Clark County (Washington State)  [source]
    • 1st death in Missouri, a Boone County resident who had traveled abroad and was self-isolating at home  [source]
    • 1st death in Connecticut, an 88-year old man from Ridgefield [source]
    • 2 new deaths in New Jersey, total rises to 5  [source]
    • 2 new deaths in Santa Clara County (California): a man in his 50s and a man in his 60s [source] [source]
    • 1 new death in Tarrant County (Texas): a 77-year old man [source]

    New cases include: 

    • 17 new cases in North Carolina [source]
    • 8 new cases in Kentucky, including 2 in Jefferson County, one of whom is an 8 months old  [source]
    • 13 new cases in Alabama, including the first in Calhoun County [source]
    • 4 new cases in New Hampshire, 2 in Grafton County, 1 in Rockingham County and 1 from Carroll County [source]
    • 38 new cases in Massachusetts [source]
    • 1 new case in North Carolina,  Moore County [source]
    • 3 new cases in Kansas, 1 in Leavenworth County, 1 in Wyandotte county and 1 in Johnson County [source]
    • 128 new cases in Illinois [source]
    • 17 new cases in Minnesota [source]

March 17 (GMT)

  • 1748 new cases and 23 new deaths in the United States New deaths include:
    • First death in Illinois: a Chicago woman in her 60s with an underlying condition [source]
    • 1 new death in Colorado (second in the state) [source]
    • 3 new deaths in King County (WA), bringing the total to 46  [source]
    • 1 death in Suffolk County (New York): a woman in her 90s  [source]
    • 1 death in Nassau County (New York): 96-year-old man [source]
    • 2 new deaths in Santa Clara County (California): a man in his 50s (who was hospitalized on March 12) and a man in his 80s. It is not known if either had underlying health conditions [source]
    • First 2 deaths in Riverside County (California) [source]
    • 1 new death in Bergen County (New Jersey): a man in his 90s [source]

    New cases include:

    • First case in West Virginia [source]
    • 30 new cases in King County (WA), total rise to 518  [source]
    • Ohio67 cases, mapped here by county and date
    • 1st case of community spread in Galveston County (Texas)  [source]
    • 1st case in Frederick County (Maryland) [source]
    • 1st case in Madison County (Alabama) [source]
    • 432 in NY state, of which 118 in New York City, 157 in Westchester County, 1 in Essex County [source] [source] [source]
    • 2 new cases in Fairbanks (Alaska) [source]
    • First case in Peoria County (Illinois): the person was screened over the phone and tested at home by OSF Healthcare [source]
    • 1 new case in Tulare County (California) hospitalized in critical condition  [source]


March 16 (GMT)

  • 983 new cases and 18 new deaths in the United States. Starting immediately and for the next 8 weeks, CDC recommends canceling all events of 50 or more people [source] [source]New cases include:
    – 1 new case in California (Nevada County) [source]- 6 new cases in New Hampshire [source]- 5 new cases in Washoe County, Nevada [source]- 2 new cases in Harris County, Texas  [source]- First case in southern Indiana: a man in  Floyd Count who, during the past week, attended a number of events and gatherings, all listed in detail by the Heath Department  [source]- 3 new cases in Orange County, California, including 2 that did not appear to be related to travel or with previously confirmed cases  [source]- 80 in New Jersey  [source]- 1 new case in  Hawaii:  an Oahu resident who took a family trip to Florida and returned with family on March 8. The next day, the resident developed a cough, but no fever  [source]

March 15 (GMT)

  • 737 new cases and 11 new deaths in the US– All New York City schools will shut down immediately and stay closed for at least 1 month [source]  All hospitals will be required to cancel elective surgeries Illinois: all bars and restaurants to close to dine-in customers through March 30 [source]- Ohio: all bars and restaurants will close Sunday at 9 p.m. indefinitely ‘This is a once in a lifetime pandemic’ said Ohio Dept. of Health Director Amy Acton [source]New deaths include:– at least 3 new deaths in New York: a 79-year-old woman, a 78-year-old man, and a 53-year-old woman with diabetes and heart disease  [source]- 2 new deaths in King County (WA) [source]- Death of a female in her 50s in New Jersey  [source]– First death in Oregon: a 70-year-old man in Portland who had tested positive just four days ago and reportedly had other health problems. [source]New cases include:

     First case in Howard County (MD). County Executive Calvin Ball has declared a state of emergency and announced that The Mall in Columbia and other commercial gathering places will be closed for at least a week [source]

    – 32 new cases in King County (WA)  [source]

    – 2 new cases in Schenectady County (NY), which declares State of Emergency [source]

    – First 2 cases in Putnam (NY)  [source]

    – FIrst case in San Bernardino County (CA): a woman who recently returned from London  [source]

    – 6 new cases in Suffolk Country (New York) [source]

     9 new cases in North Carolina, just one day after adding 8. Total now reaches 32 [source]

    – 4 new cases in Indiana, including the first in Hamilton County. Marion County’s case total has doubled since Saturday from 3 to 6 [source]

    – 39 new cases and 1 new death in Florida: a 77-year-old from Lee County is the fourth Florida resident to die after testing positive for coronavirus [source]

    – 2 new cases in Hawaii (on Maui and Oahu). Details have emerged regarding the latest 2 cases in Kauai: a couple who had traveled from Indiana arriving in Maui on March 2. Shortly after their arrival, one of the visitors developed a fever, shortness of breath and cough and went to an urgent care facility. On March 7, the second visitor also developed symptoms and went to urgent care. A day later, both of the visitors flew to Kauai, staying at the Kauai Marriott, and on March 9, one of the visitors visited again an urgent care facility. Finally, on March 12, the 2 informed health care workers that they had close contact with an individual who had tested positive for coronavirus. 2 health care workers in Maui and 1 in Kauai are now in self-isolation because they were not wearing protective equipment [source]

     9 new cases in Utah (Salt Lake County) [source] First case of community spread identified [source]

    – 8 new cases in Michigan [source]

    – First case in San Luis Obispo County (California): a person over the age of 65 with underlying health conditions who exhibited a fever, cough, and shortness of breath [source]

    – 1 new case in Missouri: a person in their 20s who had traveled to Austria [source]

    – 2 emergency room doctors (in NJ and WA) are in critical condition after treating patients with COVID-19, according to reports  [source]


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