In the United States, the death toll rose to 21 on Sunday to include two more residents of an infection-stricken nursing home. U.S. cases have surpassed 500 and affected more than 30 states, as well as the District of Columbia, where a church rector had the city’s first confirmed infection. Maryland announced two more cases on Sunday, while Virginia reported one more.
With positive cases reported among attendees of major gatherings — including a conservative conference attended by the president — some political organizations have reassessed their plans for large-scale events. But Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Sunday that he is moving forward with plans to hold campaign rallies ahead of Tuesday’s primaries in six states.
In China, where the outbreak has begun to subside, a hotel in the southeast that served as a quarantine facility for 71 people collapsed late Saturday, killing at least 10 people and trapping scores in the rubble.
Here are the latest developments:
- U.S. citizens, particularly those with health issues, should not travel by cruise ship, the State Department announced Sunday.
- Nine patients have now tested positive in the D.C. area.
- Seventeen of the coronavirus deaths in the country are in Washington state’s King County, where a nursing home outbreak has killed the elderly, strained staff and left families deeply worried.
- Egypt announced its first coronavirus fatality, a 60-year-old German tourist.
- After being stuck in limbo for days off the coast of San Francisco, the virus-stricken Grand Princess cruise ship is headed to Oakland, Calif., on Monday to dock, the cruise line said early Sunday.