CDC Update On Novel Coronavirus
ATLANTA, GA. -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides an audio teleconference update to media on the COVID-19 response by Nancy Messonnier, M.D., Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. (Click to play audio)
As of Friday afternoon there were 76,798 confirmed cases reported, 99% were in mainland China and 16 cases in the U.S. While 634 are on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.
More than 780,000,000, or more than one-half the total population are under quarantine or travel restrictions in China, with the strictest measures in Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak. The population of China is 1,428,000,000.
Click for audio update from the CDC Friday afternoon: