Washington state officials urged patience on Wednesday as medical staff reported fear and anger among people told they could not be tested for the coronavirus due to limited capacity in a state facing the United States’ deadliest outbreak.
Clinics in the Seattle area reported an increase in patients seeking tests as Washington reported 39 cases of coronavirus and 10 deaths.
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- The $113 billion estimate is for a scenario with a broader spreading of the disease.
- This fall would translate to 11%-19% of worldwide passenger revenue loss.
- The coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China, has killed nearly 3,300 people and infected more than 95,000. The virus, which causes a disease known as COVID-19, has spread to at least 81 other countries.
- While much is still unknown about the virus, a group of Australian experts have estimated that the virus may have severe consequences on global GDP.
- New modeling from The Australian National University (ANU) looks at seven scenarios of how the current outbreak may impact the world’s wealth, ranging from low-severity to high-severity.
- In the low-severity model – or best-case scenario – ANU researchers estimate a global GDP loss of $2.4 trillion, with an estimated death toll of 15 million.