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- Total confirmed cases: More than 85,000
- Total deaths: At least 2,941
9:35 am: South Korea reports 376 new coronavirus cases
South Korea added another 376 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday morning, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 3,526. According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were no additional fatalities and the death toll stands at 17 as of Sunday, 9 a.m. local time. South Korea has the largest number of confirmed cases outside mainland China, where most of the infections and deaths have occurred. —Tan
8 am: 573 new coronavirus cases in China
Mainland China reported 573 new, confirmed coronavirus cases on Feb. 29, up from 427 on the previous day, the country’s health authority said on Sunday. The number of deaths stood at 35, down from 47 on the previous day, bringing the total death toll in mainland China to 2,870. Of the deaths, 34 were in Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak. That province also saw 570 of the new cases. —Reuters
5:20 am: Coronavirus could turn US presidential campaign upside down
Should the virus continue to spread, it may become impossible for the Democratic presidential campaigns in the United States to avoid changing their event schedules. As companies cancel events and limit travel in the name of caution, candidates are taking a risk by carrying on as normal.
“I think we’ll see, pretty soon, decisions by the campaigns to limit rope line and scale back events to small-town halls and use technology like streaming to reach voters,” said Scott Gottlieb, former head of the Food and Drug Administration under Trump.
“Even if the risk doesn’t merit these steps right now, it’s important they consider the examples they set.” —Hirsch
1:14 am: US expands Iran travel restrictions over coronavirus, raises advisory for regions in South Korea and Italy
President Donald Trump authorized the expansion of travel restrictions against Iran and is now recommending Americans refraining from visiting regions of Italy and South Korea impacted by the infectious coronavirus.
Vice President Mike Pence detailed the heightened travel warnings in a press conference from the White House.
“First, the president authorized action today to add additional travel restrictions on Iran. … Iran is already under a travel ban, but we’re are expanding existing travel restrictions to include any foreign national who has visited Iran within the last 14 days,” Pence said. —Franck
Read CNBC’s coverage from the U.S. overnight here.