March 14 coronavirus news

By Jessie Yeung, Brett McKeehan, Ivana Kottasová and Amir Vera, CNN

Updated 1024 GMT (1824 HKT) March 15, 2020
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10:05 p.m. ET, March 13, 2020

There is only one US state left without coronavirus cases

The United States now has 2,204 cases of the coronavirus and 49 deaths, according to state and local health agencies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

70 cases are repatriated citizens, like those evacuated from mainland China and the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.

2,134 cases were detected and tested in the US.

These include presumptive positive cases, that have tested positive in public health labs and are pending final confirmation from the CDC lab.

US territories have also reported cases; Puerto Rico just confirmed its first three cases today.

The virus has now been reported in 49 states -- making West Virginia the only state yet to report a case.

10:23 p.m. ET, March 13, 2020

France confirms 800 new cases in a day

From CNN's Anastasia Graham-Yooll in London and Jennifer Hauser in Atlanta

A woman stands under a public health message in a shopping center in Saint-Herblain, France, on March 13.
A woman stands under a public health message in a shopping center in Saint-Herblain, France, on March 13. Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

The number of coronavirus cases in France jumped by 800 from Thursday to Friday, French Health Minister Olivier Veran said at a news conference.

A dramatic jump: Just a few days ago, France was reporting about 200 cases a day, which had already been enough to raise alarm of an outbreak in the country.

France now has 3,661 cases nationwide and 79 deaths, according to the health ministry and Johns Hopkins University & Medicine.

9:50 p.m. ET, March 13, 2020

Another patient died in California, raising the state death toll to 5

California's Santa Clara County has announced another death due to the coronavirus.

The patient was a woman in her 80s, who was hospitalized March 9, the county confirmed in a statement.

She was the second coronavirus death in the county, and fifth in the state.  

"The Public Health Department is saddened to share this news and expresses its condolences to her family," the statement said. 

9:40 p.m. ET, March 13, 2020

More than 5,000 people have died from coronavirus worldwide

There are now more than 136,000 coronavirus cases globally and more than 5,000 related deaths, according to the World Health Organization.

Here's the WHO's breakdown:

  • Total cases: 136,895
  • Deaths: 5,077
  • Countries or territories with cases: 123

China remains the hardest hit country, with close to 81,000 cases. Italy has more than 15,000 cases, followed by Iran, with more than 11,000 cases.

9:38 p.m. ET, March 13, 2020

Trump declares national emergency, as Europe travel restrictions come into effect today

Evan Vucci/AP
Evan Vucci/AP

US President Donald Trump declared a "national emergency" today due to the coronavirus pandemic.

He said the action would "open up access to up to $50 billion," which he described as "a large amount of money for states and territories and localities in our shared fight against this disease."

Trump also urged states to set up emergency operation centers immediately.

Additional measures: Trump announced new measures aimed at easing the burden of student loans as universities and colleges shut across the US, as well as measures aimed at taking advantage of low oil prices. 

Travel restrictions: Trump's travel ban, affecting 26 European countries, starts today. He announced on Thursday that the US was suspending travel from countries including France, Italy and other virus-hit nations for 30 days. Trump said today that he's considering adding the UK to the restrictions, and he could take others off the list.

Getting tested: Asked why he hadn't been tested for coronavirus after coming into contact with an infected patient, Trump said: "I didn't say I wasn't going to be tested."

He added that "most likely" he'll get tested but didn't say when.

9:29 p.m. ET, March 13, 2020

Infected Miami mayor says he's starting to feel the symptoms

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez Credit: CNN

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez learned Friday that he tested positive for coronavirus and he said he's already starting to feel the symptoms.

"You know it feels similar to the on set of a cold," he told CNN's Erin Burnett on Friday.

Suarez said he plans to share his experience in the hopes that "it calms people down because it's something I'm going through myself."

The mayor went on to say that he's not sure where he caught the virus, but noted that he was recently in close proximity of someone who tested positive for the virus.

In a statement that he released earlier, Suarez said, "If we did not shake hands or you did not come into contact with me if I coughed or sneezed, there is no action you need to take whatsoever. If we did, however, touch or shake hands, or if I sneezed or coughed near you since Monday, it is recommended that you self-isolate for 14 days, but you do not need to get tested."

9:29 p.m. ET, March 13, 2020

Trump tweets support for coronavirus relief bill

From CNN's Matthew Hoye

President Trump tweeted his support Friday night for a coronavirus relief bill, which would give some Americans paid emergency leave and offer free testing for COVID-19.

The legislation is part of a deal between House Democrats and the White House. Trump said the bill will be voted on in the House Friday night.

9:29 p.m. ET, March 13, 2020

IOC president says governing body will listen to WHO's recommendation about future of Tokyo Olympics

From CNN's Homero De La Fuente

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach.
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach. CNN

If the World Health Organization says the Olympic Games should be canceled, they will be, the Olympics' governing body president said.

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said in an interview with CNN affiliate ARD on Thursday that the IOC will listen to the advice of the WHO, and if the WHO tells the IOC to cancel the 2020 Tokyo Games, the IOC will follow that recommendation.

"We listen to the advice of the WHO that is the expert group who is responsible for exactly these questions," he told ARD. "That is why we have been linked to the WHO in a task force since mid-February and have constant contact. ... We will follow the advice of the WHO."
9:29 p.m. ET, March 13, 2020

Brazilian president’s lawyer says she tested positive for coronavirus

From CNN’s Taylor Barnes in Atlanta

Attorney Karina Kufa, who reportedly traveled with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on his recent trip to the United States, tweeted Friday night that she tested positive for novel coronavirus.

“My coronavirus exam came back positive. I returned yesterday from Miami and I isolated myself immediately when I learned about the state of @Fabiowoficial’s health,” she wrote, referring to Bolsonaro’s press secretary, Fabio Wajngarten, who tested positive for the virus on Thursday.
“I am following the protocols and feeling well. Now I only need a few days of rest to get back in the fight again!”

The Brazilian newspaper Estado de Sao Paulo, among other Brazilian media, reported that Kufa, who is Bolsonaro’s attorney and the treasurer of a political group launched by Bolsonaro, traveled with the Brazilian president on his recent trip to meet President Trump. 

An Instagram account under Kufa’s name includes an image that appears to be the lawyer standing next to an artistic rendering of Bolsonaro in the studio of Miami artist Romero Britto. The Brazilian presidency published an article about Bolsonaro’s visit to Britto’s studio that includes the president standing next to the same rendering.

Earlier on Friday, Bolsonaro said that his own coronavirus test came back negative