kn95 n99, The FDA announced Saturday it would loosen restrictions on coronavirus testing by hospitals and labs. Earlier in the day, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar exclusively told Fox News that a new case of the coronavirus appeared in Chicago overnight, marking the latest spread of the outbreak in the United States. Speaking on Fox News Sunday, Azar confirmed the latest infection as fears mount that the virus will continue to spread across the country. CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE
kn95 n99 - We've had 23 cases here in the United States that are not a result of us repatriating individuals from Japan or China, Azar said. Of those individuals, we've got cases in Chicago as well as Washington and Oregon where we do -- and two in California where we do not yet know why they contracted the novel coronavirus. Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo, Fox News' Andrew O'Reilly, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
kn95 n99, Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel shares what you need to know about coronavirus. A slimmed-down version of one of the world's largest races still took to the streets of Tokyo on Sunday as officials in Japan take extensive measures to curb the spread coronavirus ahead of the Summer Olympics. The Tokyo Marathon was cut back to about 200 elite runners, far short of the 30,000 who typically participate in the race, to reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Japan has recorded more than 940 confirmed cases of the virus, including 705 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which was quarantined in Yokohama, sparking international criticism that the containment was ineffective. Several of the roughly 1,000 passengers who tested virus-free and were allowed to get off the ship after a 14-day quarantine have since tested positive.
kn95 n99 - TOKYO ORGANIZERS, GOVERNMENT TAKE OFFENSIVE ON VIRUS THREAT There have been at least 11 deaths so far in Japan, included six people from the cruise ship. Tokyo Marathon organizers decided on Feb. 17 to drastically reduce the number of participants for this year's race due to escalating health concerns. Runners race through the commercial district with less spectators at the Tokyo Marathon in Tokyo, Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama) The marathon is a city race and has no connection to the Olympic race that will take place this summer in the northern city of Sapporo.
kn95 n99 - Sunday's race was won by Ethiopian Birhanu Legese for the second year in a row, finishing in two hours, four minutes and 15 seconds, according to Reuters. Lonah Korlima Chemtai Salpeter, who runs for Israel, won the women’s race in a record time of 2:17.45. Top contenders race the Tokyo Marathon in Tokyo, Sunday, March 1, 2020. Organizers of the Tokyo Marathon reduced the number of participants out of fear of the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama) As the elite runners took to the streets, spectators were asked to stay home and watch on Japanese television or online.