As of March 12, there are >133,000 confirmed cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) across the world, including >1,300 confirmed cases in the United States and >200 in California, with 38 deaths.
In order to slow down the further spread of COVID-19 and give hospitals time to better prepare for the pandemic, social distancing is now very important. According to the California Department of Public Health, "Non-essential gatherings must be limited to no more than 250 people, while smaller events can proceed only if the organizers can implement social distancing of 6 feet per person. Gatherings of individuals who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should be limited to no more than 10 people, while also following social distancing guidelines."
More information can be found here:
Given that the situation is changing constantly, we will for now restrict our information to these public links, with the goal of ensuring that everyone gets the same information:
This update was prepared by Dr. Martin Hoenigl, Dr. Gabriel Wagner, and Dr. Susan Little of the UC San Diego Antiviral Research Center.