11 Americans dead from coronavirus as global cases near 100K

As of 9 a.m., March 5, 96,786 COVID-19 cases and 3,303 related deaths have been reported worldwide. In total, 53,610 people have recovered from the illness.

Key updates:

1. 11 Americans dead; 162 cases confirmed in US 

Eleven Americans have died from the disease, with 10 deaths occurring in Washington state and one in California. Cases have been reported in 17 states, with active infections in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas and Washington. Eight Americans have recovered from the illness.  

2. 1,000 New Yorkers asked to self-quarantine after new disease cluster reported 

New York City officials are attempting to trace anyone who had contact with five people recently diagnosed with COVID-19, the city's first cases of human transmission, according to CNN. At least 13 people across the state are infected and about 1,000 people who had contact with the five patients are being asked to self-quarantine.

"If anything, we are being over-cautious," Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

3. Congress puts $7.8B bill to fight COVID-19 on fast track

A bipartisan congressional deal to spend nearly $8 billion in emergency funds to combat the U.S. coronavirus outbreak is on the fast track for a vote this week, CNN reported. The bill would put $7.8 billion into fighting the outbreak and $500 million into a telehealth program to help seniors access health services.

4. A cruise ship quarantine in California after COVID-19 death 

A Grand Princess cruise ship passenger died from COVID-19 less than two weeks after returning home, CNN reported. The victim was 71 and had underlying health conditions. The ship is currently docked off the California coast so officials can screen passengers, some of whom were on an earlier cruise with the COVID-19 patient. Eleven passengers and 10 crew members have exhibited symptoms, according to Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who declared a state of emergency for California.

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