Coronavirus live updates: More than 98,000 people have been infected and more than 3,300 have died. The US has reported 12 deaths. Here's everything we know.
Coronavirus cases have been confirmed in at least 88 countries outside China. Eleven US patients in Washington state and one in California have died.
California, Maryland, and Washington state have declared a state of emergency to fight coronavirus — here's what it means
California has confirmed 61 coronavirus cases, including one death, while Washington state has confirmed over 70 cases and 11 deaths.
South Korea has tested 140,000 people for the coronavirus. That could explain why its death rate is just 0.6% — far lower than in China or the US.
Experts have suggested that coronavirus death rates could decrease as more mild cases are confirmed.
"The health and safety of our teams, their loved ones and our neighbors remain a top priority," a Facebook spokesperson told Business Insider.
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'This is not the ticket dispenser at the deli counter; it's a public health emergency': A California nurse in self-quarantine condemns delays in coronavirus testing
A nurse in self-quarantine anonymously penned an open letter condemning the delay in coronavirus testing for medical workers who contract the disease.
Limited coronavirus testing in the US has meant its death rate appears alarmingly high — but it will likely drop
Limited coronavirus testing in the US so far means that people with mild cases probably haven't been confirmed as infected, so aren't counted.
The US has reported 12 coronavirus deaths among at least 232 cases. Here's what we know about the US patients.
Eleven patients have died in Washington state, and one died in California. In total, coronavirus patients are being treated in 19 states.
A Princess cruise passenger died of the coronavirus in California. The ship is sitting off the coast of San Francisco, and virus tests were helicoptered in.
The Grand Princess — which is not the Diamond Princess — anchored off the coast of San Francisco on Thursday. Some passengers are sick.
Half the world's beaches could disappear by the end of the century because of rising sea levels and extreme storms, a study found
Rising sea levels would hit Australian beaches hardest. Seven other countries, including the US, would also lose thousands of miles of sand.
The new coronavirus may spread through poop. Scientists keep finding live virus particles in infected patients' stool.
The CDC suggests you clean and disinfect all "high-touch areas" in your home, from doorknobs to phones.
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Silicon Valley VC firm Sequoia Capital advised startup founders to prepare for a variety of business disruptions and challenges because of the coronavirus.
Starbucks has suspended the practice of filling up customers' reusable cups as a way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
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A designer created a $3,300 'temple of poop': a composting toilet with a view that fertilizes its own roof garden
Compost from the toilet is used to fertilize the roof garden, which in turn contributes a fresh smell.
Iran has barred government officials from traveling, and parliament has been suspended indefinitely.
"We want to be prepared for everything, and we're taking a variety of measures," Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Thursday afternoon.
Tips include washing hands thoroughly with soap and water, exercising outside, and stocking up on essentials like diapers, medications, and wipes.
The decisions come amid concerns that getting tested for the novel coronavirus may be unaffordable to many.
San Francisco's first 2 coronavirus cases were just confirmed — authorities say the disease is likely being transmitted in the city
"We do not know at this point how they were exposed to the virus, which suggests it is spreading in the community," the city's health director said.
NASA's next Mars rover is officially called 'Perseverance.' A 7th-grader from Virginia proposed the name.
"It took a lot of perseverance for us to get to where we are today," Lori Glaze, director of NASA's Science Mission Directorate, said.
The UK has reported 115 coronavirus cases and 1 death. Here's what we know about how the virus is spreading across Britain.
The UK suffered its first coronavirus-related death after the number of confirmed cases rose to 115. Experts predict an epidemic is now highly likely.
SAP has cancelled all in-person events and says bookings on its Concur travel platform is down 20% due to coronavirus crisis
SAP said it has seen a 20% drop in transactions on its Concur travel management platform. The tech giant has cancelled all in-person events.
Google faces backlash from privacy activists for gathering people's health data from hospitals across the country to build its algorithms
Google now faces a lawsuit that alleges the company can identify patients using the health data from hospitals, breaching privacy laws.
A California man who self-quarantined after returning home from China amid the coronavirus outbreak said he is '100x more concerned' for his health in the US than he was in China
The Bay Area man saw how differently both governments handled the coronavirus outbreak after returning from a one-week trip to China.
YouTubers keep playing Plague Inc. to try and simulate how coronavirus will spread across the world, even though the company behind the game has stressed it's 'not a scientific model'
YouTubers are playing Plague Inc. to see whether or not their version of the virus could wipe out humanity.
We got a look at Oscar Health's latest enrollment numbers, and they show why 2020 is shaping up to be a big year for the unprofitable health insurance startup
Oscar Health almost doubled its membership in 2020, thanks to an expansion of its business selling Obamacare plans.
Supplies of well-known hand sanitizer brands like Purell are dwindling. If you're going to buy a lesser-known brand, here's what to look for.
This robot wanders New York City informing people about coronavirus, but it's already been banned from one park
The robot reportedly surveyed 300 people, and no one showed symptoms of COVID-19. So far it has been seen around Times Square and Bryant Park.
Online therapy is in high demand as coronavirus anxiety drives people to get help without leaving their homes
One therapist said calls for potential clients quadrupled in a 24-hour span. Anxiety has reached "epic proportions," she said.
Twitter and Amazon are among 31 of the largest global companies who have restricted travel or asked their employees to work remotely as a precaution against the novel coronavirus. Here's the full list.
As the coronavirus spreads across Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the US, companies are restricting travel and asking employees to work from home.
'Whether healthy or sick, please don't lick': Washington state urges voters to avoid licking the envelopes of mail-in ballots amid coronavirus outbreak
People can get infected by coming in contact with a surface — which in this case could be an envelope — that someone with coronavirus has touched.
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In Japan, officials shut schools and suspended sports games while Iran warned that hoarding medical equipment could result in a death penalty.
People should wash their hands after handling cash and try to use contactless payments instead, the World Health Organization says.
Singapore is working 'round the clock' to find coronavirus cases. Lying about where you've been can result in 6 months of jail or a fine of up to $10,000.
The system relies on surveillance footage, police, and a dedicated team of contact tracers, who map out where patients went before they got COVID-19.
China's unprecedentedly drastic response to the coronavirus saved hundreds of thousands of people from catching it, according to a WHO official who went there
The WHO official who led a probe into China's response to the coronavirus said the country has prevented a huge number of Chinese infections.
These 3 little-known industries worth a combined $245 billion are quietly shaping the future global energy economy
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Insurance startup Alignment Healthcare raised $135 million to expand its Medicare Advantage footprint
Alignment Healthcare has raised $135 million to increase its foothold of the Medicare Advantage market at a time when there are more plans than ever.
Trader Joe's won't stop serving free samples despite coronavirus outbreak, but it's making employees change how they hand them out
Trader Joe's is telling workers to "serve samples with a fork or spoon, so customers do not need to use their hands" in a leaked memo.
Hong Kong is warning people not to kiss their dogs after a Pomeranian tested positive for the coronavirus (though there's no evidence dogs can be infected)
Health authorities say there's no evidence that dogs can be infected or can spread it to humans, but quarantined a dog out of caution.
As the coronavirus spreads, one study predicts that even the best-case scenario is 15 million dead and a $2.4 trillion hit to global GDP
A group of Australian researchers estimate that the coronavirus may have severe consequences on the global GDP.
China is recording so few new coronavirus infections that South Korea looks like the new center of the epidemic
The coronavirus is spreading in several new hot-spot countries — notably South Korea and Iran — but slowing considerably in China.
Amazon is telling employees at its Seattle HQ not to come into the office because of the coronavirus, as Washington becomes the worst-hit state in the US
Ten coronavirus deaths have hit Washington, which is also home to Amazon's head office. A Wednesday email asked staff to avoid the office if possible.
Trump argues 3.4% death rate from coronavirus is 'false,' citing a 'hunch' in claiming it's far lower
"Well, I think the 3.4% is really a false number," President Donald Trump argued on Fox News, saying he thought the real number was "way under 1%."
The announcement comes a day after Amazon confirmed that one of its employees in Seattle tested positive for coronavirus.
Cases of the coronavirus has been reported in 81 countries outside of China, with more than 150 cases in the US.
The CDC has broadened its coronavirus testing standards so that more Americans showing symptoms can get lab tests
"Coronavirus has been circulating in the United States for weeks," one expert said. "We didn't detect it because we weren't testing properly."
IBM cancels its biggest event of the year over coronavirus fears, as it makes a new rule that employees can’t go to a conference with over 1,000 attendees
IBM canceled its annual developer conference Think over coronavirus concerns. It follows Google Cloud, Facebook, and other tech companies in doing so.
New York families under coronavirus quarantine worry isolation measures aren't strict enough: 'If there are no answers, people make their own decisions'
After a man was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, people who attended his synagogue were quarantined, but not their family members.