SIT REP – 3
MARCH 2, 2020 | MONDAY
We appreciate you reading this post and joining in the fight against this virus and its spread by educating yourself. We wish all of you safety out there, no matter where you visit or stay. – Ed.
New Cases – Last 24 hours
Armenia, Czechia, Dominican Republic, Luxembourg, Iceland and Indonesia.
Total Confirmed Cases
88,948 confirmed cases with 1,804 new confirmed cases reported. Outside of China, there are 8,774 confirmed total cases, with 1,598 new confirmations in the last 24 hours in 64 countries. Of those countries, six new ones are reporting in in the last 24 hours. 128 deaths have been reported totally with 24 new ones since yesterday.
The King County Department of Public Health states as of March 2, 2020 at 1736 hours PST there have been five (5) confirmed deaths have died.
Four additional confirmed cases have been reported in King County, Washington. The total confirmed cases are now 14.
First notable response actions is purchasing a motel, setting up modular housing units on publicly-owned parking lots and on other available land(s).
“We have moved to a new stage in the fight to contain and mitigate this outbreak. King County is aligned and organized behind this common mission, with Public Health – Seattle & King County as our lead agency,” said Executive Constantine. “We will direct all available resources to help cities, health-care facilities, businesses, and families continue life as normally as possible. But our best strategies depend on millions of residents actively following established disease prevention guidelines.”
25 Kirkland and seven firefighters, along with two Kirkland Police Officers were quarantined as of February 29, 2020. This was due to an exposure at the long-term REHAB and nursing facility.
Know the signs and symptoms of COVID-19. If you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, the first step is to contact your primary physician via telephone. Avoid calling 911 unless faced with a life-threatening emergency. – Fire Departments
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Stopping the Spread
As with any virus, especially during the flu season, the Public Health Department reminds you there are a number of steps you can take to protect your health and those around you:
- Washing hands with soap and water.
- Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick are all ways to reduce the risk of infection with a number of different viruses.
- Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
- Don’t go to the ER unless life-threatening.
Sources | CDC Seattle, Seattle – King County Public Health, Fire Departments.
(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 3/2/2020 – 2105 hours PST