Virus Watch: March 6

615 will regularly report the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 virus on the international, nation and state levels.

The World Health Organization reported March 6 the following numbers of worldwide COVID-19 cases in total and new cases in the last 24 hours:

  • Globally: 98,192 confirmed (2,873 new)
  • China: 80,711 confirmed (146 new), 3,045 deaths (30 new)
  • Outside of China: 17,481 confirmed (2,727 new), 88 countries (4 new), 335 deaths (69 new)

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the following numbers in the U.S. of COVID-19 cases as of March 6:

  • Total cases (164), deaths (11), states reporting cases (19)

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported the following numbers in Iowa of COVID-19 cases as of March 6:

  • Asymptomatic cases monitored (11)

In a medical emergency, call 911. If you feel ill, visit your doctor. For more information, call the Dallas County Public Health Department at 515-993-3750 or 515-465-2483 or 800-811-7565.


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