March 11 coronavirus news

By Veronica Rocha, Fernando Alfonso III, Joshua Berlinger, Jessie Yeung, Adam Renton and Meg Wagner, CNN

Updated 12:02 a.m. ET, March 12, 2020
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12:02 a.m. ET, March 12, 2020

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11:55 p.m. ET, March 11, 2020

The US now has 1,267 cases of the coronavirus

There are at least 1,267 cases of the coronavirus in the United States, according to state and local health agencies and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

70 cases are repatriated from overseas, like citizens evacuated from China or the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.

1,197 cases were detected and confirmed on US soil, spread out across 43 states and Washington, DC.

These figures include presumptive positive cases -- meaning the patient tested positive in a public health lab and is pending confirmation from the CDC.

The US death toll is now at 38, after another patient died in Washington state.

11:46 p.m. ET, March 11, 2020

European officials say they were blindsided by Trump’s new travel restrictions

From CNN's Alex Marquardt, Kylie Atwood and Nicole Gaouette

US President Donald Trump addresses the nation from the Oval Office about the widening Coronavirus crisis on March 11, in Washington, DC.
US President Donald Trump addresses the nation from the Oval Office about the widening Coronavirus crisis on March 11, in Washington, DC. Doug Mills/New York Times/Pool/Getty Images

Europe appears to have been largely blindsided by President Trump’s announcement earlier today that the US was suspending travel from 26 European countries.

Several European ambassadors in Washington tell CNN they didn’t know this was coming, despite having been in contact with the administration over the past few days.

One ambassador in DC said there was “no indication” Trump would go to the lengths he did, while another spokesperson said German officials had no advanced warning this was coming.

“We knew something was coming on travel from Europe (more restrictive travel advice) but not this drastic," the Belgian ambassador told CNN. "What is not understandable is the exception for the UK and the lack of national measures [domestically].”

The Trump administration notified ambassadors after the announcement: Several European ambassadors expressed a need for clarity as they worked to digest what these new measures mean. They had received calls from the State Department after the announcement -- but they "have not yet answers to our questions,” said one ambassador.

State Department officials say they didn’t know precisely what Trump was going to roll out, given the fact that multiple options were on the table. 

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with the Australian Foreign Minister less than five hours before Trump’s address -- and gave no indication of the announcement coming tonight, according to a source familiar with the meeting.

Pompeo did acknowledge that things were going to continue to be painful, and increasingly so, for the next six weeks or so.

11:40 p.m. ET, March 11, 2020

US raises global travel advisory, urging citizens to "reconsider" travel abroad

From CNN's Jennifer Hansler

The US State Department raised the worldwide travel advisory to Level 3 on Wednesday night -- meaning citizens should reconsider travel abroad.

“The Department of State advises US citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of Covid-19. Many areas throughout the world are now experiencing Covid-19 outbreaks and taking action that may limit traveler mobility, including quarantines and border restrictions,” the statement said.
“Even countries, jurisdictions, or areas where cases have not been reported may restrict travel without notice.”

The note was released shortly after President Donald Trump’s address to the nation, announcing new travel restrictions from Europe.

11:33 p.m. ET, March 11, 2020

Stanford University confirms two more cases of coronavirus

Hoover Tower looms during a quiet morning at Stanford University on March 9, in Stanford, California.
Hoover Tower looms during a quiet morning at Stanford University on March 9, in Stanford, California. Philip Pacheco/Getty Images

Stanford University, in California's Santa Clara County, has confirmed two new cases of the coronavirus – one from Stanford Medicine and another case from the main campus.

A faculty member of Stanford Medicine was also confirmed with a case of coronavirus last week, bringing the university's total to three cases, Stanford said in a letter to it