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CDC Provides Updates Daily at 4pm
NOTE as of 2/13/2020 we are suspending making updates to this blog as information on COVID-19 is widely available.
CDC is providing clinical guidance for patients with confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Patients typically are at the hospital having been admitted for pneumonia symptoms. Persons Under Investigation (PUI) are now broken out from confirmed cases. PUI's are under evaluation using the procedures developed for SARS and MERS.
CDC recommends physicians obtain a travel history for persons with fever and acute respiratory symptoms.
CDC is no longer reporting testing cases because states are doing it themselves (as of March 2)
As of March 10, 2020
Total Cases 938
Total Deaths 29
States Reporting 39
Of the 80 Total Cases:
Travel Related 92
Person to Person 75
Under investigation 771
These numbers started January 21, 2020.
Some businesses have issued instructions to their employees to stay home if they are running a fever above 100.4 or greater.
A physician practice may want to offer employees or patients who call in with fever, flu-like or pneumonia symptoms the option of a remote video appointment. Isolating the patient at home may help reduce the odds of spreading any respiratory virus, possibly including Novel Coronavirus. Certainly keeping suspected cases out of the office environment makes sense. The practice may want to check its employees daily.