•   
  •   
  •   

US Coronavirus Test Kits Sent to States, 30 Countries Are Flawed, C.D.C. Says

23:05  12 february  2020
23:05  12 february  2020 Source:   nytimes.com

Trump thanks Cambodia over ship in rare message to China-ally

  Trump thanks Cambodia over ship in rare message to China-ally Trump thanks Cambodia over ship in rare message to China-allyFive countries turned away the Westerdam, worried its passengers could be carrying the coronavirus despite it having no known cases before Cambodia's authoritarian prime minister, Hun Sen, agreed the passengers could disembark there.

Some of the coronavirus testing kits sent to states and to at least 30 other countries have flaws and do not work properly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. The kits were meant to enable states to conduct their own testing and get results faster than they would

The CDC confirmed Thursday the nation's first person-to-person transmission of the coronavirus that has already killed at least 171 people in China. 31, has already spread to more people than the 2003 SARS epidemic, which sickened roughly 8, 100 people across the globe over nine months.

Some of the coronavirus testing kits sent to states and to at least 30 other countries have flaws and do not work properly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday.

A medical staff member works with test systems for the diagnosis of coronavirus, at the Krasnodar Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology microbiology lab in Russia.© Associated Press A medical staff member works with test systems for the diagnosis of coronavirus, at the Krasnodar Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology microbiology lab in Russia.

The kits were meant to enable states to conduct their own testing and get results faster than they would by shipping samples to the C.D.C. in Atlanta. But the failure of the kits means that states still have to depend on the C.D.C., which will mean several days’ delay in getting results.

Samsung offers at-home Galaxy S20 trials to mitigate impact of coronavirus

  Samsung offers at-home Galaxy S20 trials to mitigate impact of coronavirus As the spread of coronavirus continues to keep people in quarantine and threaten promotional tech events, companies in Asia gearing up for low sales -- but Samsung's new home visit service aims to mitigate some of this fall out. Reuters reports that the company is offering a smartphone delivery service to allow customers to test its new products without having to visit a physical store. The service will allow customers to have a Galaxy S20 delivered to their home where they can test it out for 24 hours, after which a delivery worker will collect the device.

Live statistics tracking the number of confirmed cases, recovered patients, and death toll by country due to the novel coronavirus from Wuhan, China. Novel Coronavirus counter with historical data, info, daily charts, graphs, news and updates.

The 110 samples for testing have come from 26 states , though the CDC declined to say which Right now, blood and respiratory samples from suspected patients are all sent to the CDC to test for the People wear masks to protect against the coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong on Sunday.Dale De La

The C.D.C. announced last week that it had begun shipping about 200 kits to laboratories in the United States and roughly 200 more to labs in more than 30 other countries. Each kit can test about 700 to 800 specimens from patients, the agency said.

Sign Up For the Morning Briefing Newsletter

Officials have not said how many of the kits are flawed.

On trial runs in some states, the kits produced results that were “inconclusive,” Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said at a news conference on Wednesday.

“Things may not always go as smoothly as we may like,” Dr. Messonnier said.

Trump discusses coronavirus with China's Xi

  Trump discusses coronavirus with China's Xi President Trump on Thursday spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping about the coronavirus after officials said more than 600 people had died from the disease in China. © Getty Images Trump discusses coronavirus with China's Xi "President Trump expressed confidence in China's strength and resilience in confronting the challenge of the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak," a White House spokesman said in a statement. "The two leaders agreed to continue extensive communication and cooperation between both sides."Today, @realDonaldTrump spoke with President Xi Jinping of China.

A man in Washington State is infected with the Wuhan coronavirus , the first Health officials declined to identify the patient, but said that he has a mild case of pneumonia, is doing well Hospitals around the country are likely taking similar steps, Dr. Schaffner said , in an effort to quickly identify infected

With five cases of the new coronavirus now confirmed in the United States , the CDC said Monday that it will be sending kits to test for infections to “priority states .” The kits will likely expedite the process of diagnosing patients with 2019-nCoV, because samples won’t have to be sent to the CDC for testing .

She said the C.D.C. was working closely with the states, and would send out new ingredients to laboratories that have encountered the problem.

There have been 13 confirmed cases of the infection in patients in the United States so far. About 850 evacuees have been quarantined at military bases after returning from China. Still others are under self-quarantine at their homes.

The flawed test kits are a separate issue from the mislabeled samples in San Diego that led officials to discharge from the hospital a woman who was sick from the coronavirus.

More than 1,100 people have died, nearly all of them in China, where there are more than 44,000 confirmed cases.

Two-thirds of China's international flights canceled amid coronavirus outbreak .
The scale of air traffic decline in such a short time is unprecedented.Then, in a global effort to contain the coronavirus, governments around the world began refusing flights from China. The number of weekly scheduled seats fell by 1.4 million in a matter of weeks. Now air traffic in and out of the virus-plagued market ranks 16th in the world, behind Canada, the Netherlands, and Singapore.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 9
This is interesting!