SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — With the first U.S. death from the coronavirus being reported Saturday morning, a new interactive map from Johns Hopkins lets people track the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in real-time.
The interactive map is the work of the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins and it shows the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases by location worldwide plus the total number of deaths. On the positive side, the map also displays the number of people who have recovered from the disease.READ MORE: Injury Collision Closes All Northbound Lanes of Hwy 101 in San Francisco
The data for the tracker come from the World Health Organization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as official European and Chinese sources.
Washington state officials issued a terse news release Saturday announcing the death, gave no details and scheduled a news conference. A spokesperson for EvergreenHealth Medical Center, Kayse Dahl, said the person died in the facility, but gave no details.
State and King County health officials said “new people (have been) identified with the infection, one of whom died.” They did not say how many new cases there are.
Amy Reynolds of the Washington state health department said in a brief telephone interview: “We are dealing with an emergency evolving situation.”READ MORE: 49ers Playoffs: Die-Hard Fans Offer Sendoff, Head To Frigid Green Bay For Showdown Vs. Packers
The World Health Organization says the risk of the new coronavirus expanding worldwide is now “very high.”
There are now more than 85,000 cases globally — most of them in China where the virus originated — and more than 2,900 deaths. As health officials try to contain the virus, it continues to put millions of people in the U.S. on edge and roil international equities markets.
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