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The first case of coronavirus is confirmed in olmsted county.

I'm kimt news three's george mallet á live with the latest from county health officials./// there are still a lot of questions when it comes to the coronavirus.xx x one of these three things is going to happen what's going to happen to the virus as the weather starts to warm up?

A mayo clinic infectious disease specialist looks at the possabilities.

Plus.xxx "it's pretty consistent.

We might see half a dozen calls a day ."

With so many questions about the coronavirus á a call center is opening in our area.

Find out where you can get mild air is moving back in.

Details coming up kimt news three first at four starts right now./// good afternoon and thank you for joining us for kimt news three first at four.

I'm raquel we start this afternoon off with breaking news.

A case of coronavirus is confirmed in olmsted county.

There are now a total of 5 confirmed cases in the state of minnesota.

Team coverage we're bringing you team coverage of the coronavirus.

Kimt news three's evening anchor george malletá reporter annalise johnsonáand myself are bringing the very latest to make sure you're prepared./// we start with george live in rochester.

George á you were at today's press conference with olmsted county health leaders.

Fill us in on the latest.xxx live raquel nobody said the words "don't panic" at this afternoon's news conference, but the message was undeniable and makes a lot of sense.

Don't panic.xxx at this afternoon's hastily assembled news conferenceáááá the messaging was clear and concise.

Graham briggs, the director of olmsted county public health shared that a single case of coronavirus has been confirmed here.

That person has been treated, is at home and recovering.

Their prognosis is good.

Doctors believe the patient came in contact with the virus while traveling in a location where there are a greater number of cases.

Briggs, though, was clear.

We all need to be thinking about what we will do if community spread cases turn up here.

It's really time to consider now, what you are going to do now if we do start making recommendatio ns around local transmission that might involve cancellation of travel or cancellation of meetings or moving the way that you do live your daily life for the short term.

Briggs tone throughout the newser was unfailingly optimistic.

He is confident that the vast majority of coronavirus cases are and will be mildáááá with patients exhibiting little more than a fever... runny nose and cough.

George outlines some of the other points made at the news conference.

Live in rochesterá george mallet kimt news 3.////// thanks georgeá be sure to stay with kimt news three on air and online as we continue to learn more.///// take a look at thisá kimt drone three captured this shot of mayo clinic conducting a driveáthrough process to collect corronavirus specimens for testing at the mayo family clinic northá west building.

Mayo clinic saysá patients who meet the criteria for testing are directed to the location.

Mayo staff collects the specimens, using appropriate precautions, and send them to the minnesota department of health for testing the driveá through approach reduces the need for other critically constrained resources.////// with the first case of the coronavirus confirmed in olmsted county á many are wondering what will happen as the weather warms up.

Because other viral respiratory diseases á like the flu á decrease in the spring and summer.

But as a mayo clinic infectious disease specialist explains á no one knows what to expect from the coronavirus.xx x "at this point, we don't know enough about this virus to understand how it's going to behave over time," doctor tosh says there are a few possible outcomes.

"in 2003 sars caused an outbreak, but not quite to the magnitude we're seeing here.

But as the weather warmed up, we were able to contain the virus.

It went away, essentially completely."

While that would be the bestácase scenario á the coronavirus could also behave more like an avian influenza outbreak á which reá emerge every once in awhile á go away á and then come back.

The third possibility is that it could become an endemic á like the middle east respiratory syndrome á known as mers.

That means there's ongoing spread of an illness within a certain population or region.

"one of these three things is going to happen with this new coronavirus, and we will have to see over time which of these it will be./// i'm digging deeper into several different issues surrounding the coronavirus.

At fouráthirty á we'll be going over some important terms you need to know á like the difference between isolation and quarantine.

At five á i'll show you why mayo clinic experts say most cases of the virus are (mild.

And at six á we'll look into how mayo clinic is preparing for a possible pandemic./// in iowa á there are thirteen confirmed cases of coronavirus.

That's why a call center is opening in cerro gordo county á to answer questions about the disease.

Live kimt news three's alex jirgens joins us live in mason city with the details á alex?

Xxx there are a lot of questions surrounding the coronavirus.

Phones have been ringing more than usual at cerro gordo county public health.

"we'll track and see how many calls are coming in on a daily basis, and determine how long do we need to leave it open.

For now, we set a window, we'll look at it in a week, and see if we need to keep it open.

If we need to keep it open long term, we'll do that."

With the opening of the call center tomorrow á hanft is trying to give the most accurate information with what's available.

"we know that we're in this for the long haul, and we're going to continue to do everything we possibly can for our community and try to provide the guidance they're looking for."

/// the call center will officially open tomorrow morning at 8 aá m.

If you have a question á we will post the number to dial under this story at kimt dot com.

Live in mason cityá alex jirgens kimt news 3.///// thank you alex.

Right now á there aren't any cases of coronavirus in cerro gordo county./// over the past few days we've seen it all.

But will we see warm temps again?

I'm joined now by kimt stormteam three chief meteorologist chris nelson.////// today: am fog, gradual clearing highs: near 50 winds: ssw 5á10 mph tonight: increasing clouds lows: near 40 winds: s 5á10 mph thursday: scattered rain, breezy highs: near 50 winds: s>nw 15á it's wednesday and that means we're introducing you to a furry guest.

We're introducing you to this sweet girl who's one of our pets and as you get ready for your evening commute á traffic is moving along nicely on highway 52.

But that could be changing.

Chris will be back with our next chance for rain á or will it be snow?/// every wednesday right here on kimt news three first at four á we introduce you to just a couple of the hundreds of animals in our area in need of homes.

Sybil soukup of the humane society of north iowa we'd also like to introduce you to this pretty girl.

Her name is anna.

She's about 4 years old.

She can be a bit shyá but she loves attention and other cats.

You can meet anna at the mower county humane society in austin.

They're open tuesday evenings from fouráthirty until six.

Saturday mornings from ten to eleven thirty.

And sunday afternoons from two until four./// kimt stormteam 3 continues their tour.

Sean making smoke rings sounds like these kids had a fun time.

How you can get your former movie mogul harvey weinstein is sentenced.

Find out how much time he's spending behind bars.//// i'm joined now by kimt stormteam three chief meteorologist chris nelson.

Chris what are you tracking?///// some of us will be waking up to a nice dusting of snow on grassy areas this morning while all of us will see wet roadways due to a system that brought us a mixture of precipitation tuesday evening through the overnight.

Slushy conditions can be found as well and it'll be best to allow yourself some extra time during the morning commute just in case you find some icy patches.

All of this being said, temperatures will climb near 50 degrees today which will result in a lot of melting.

To go with the rising temps, clouds will slowly be clearing out and allowing for more sunshine on this wednesday!

We're not done with the precipitation chances for the week; clouds build back in tonight and will lead to a rainy, breezy, thursday.

Wind will gust neat 35 mph with scattered rain expected through the day.

Temps will, once again, climb near 50.

This will keep precipitation types as rainfall.

Sun returns friday alongside falling temps (highs near 40).

Saturday brings back an isolated wintry mix, cloudy skies, and cooler highs only in the upper 30s.

Today: am fog, gradual clearing highs: near 50 winds: ssw 5á10 mph tonight: increasing clouds lows: near 40 winds: s 5á10 mph thursday: scattered rain, breezy highs: near 50 winds: s>nw 15á 25, gusts near some of us will be waking up to a nice dusting of snow on grassy areas this morning while all of us will see wet roadways due to a system that brought us a mixture of precipitation tuesday evening through the overnight.

Slushy conditions can be found as well and it'll be best to allow yourself some extra time during the morning commute just in case you find some icy patches.

All of this being said, temperatures will climb near 50 degrees today which will result in a lot of melting.

To go with the rising temps, clouds will slowly be clearing out and allowing for more sunshine on this wednesday!

We're not done with the precipitation chances for the week; clouds build back in tonight and will lead to a rainy, breezy, thursday.

Wind will gust neat 35 mph with scattered rain expected through the day.

Temps will, once again, climb near 50.

This will keep precipitation types as rainfall.

Sun returns friday alongside falling temps (highs near 40).

Saturday brings back an isolated wintry mix, cloudy skies, and cooler highs only in the upper 30s.

Today: am fog, gradual clearing highs: near 50 winds: ssw 5á10 mph tonight: increasing clouds lows: near 40 winds: s 5á10 mph thursday: scattered rain, breezy highs: near 50 winds: s>nw 15á 25, gusts near (( ad lib chat with raquel and chris )) thanks chris.///// chris you had a busy day out on your stormteam three tour.

What school did you visit?

Today we visited southgate elementary.

Let's take a look.

Stormteam 3 tour teacher shaking her hair on van der graphe machine.

This is our van der graphe machine.

It builds electicity inside it, and we can use that to make teachers hair stand up, or to even show kids what lightning looks like on a smaller scale.

Over 500 kids were at today's presentation.

Bernie sanders says he is staying in the democratic presidential race.

You need to win the voters who represent the future of our country we're finding campaign 2020 the race to become the democratic nominee is still on... despite a strong showing from former vice president joe biden in tuesday's primary contests.

Skyler henry has more details from the white house..

Bernie sanders announced he is staying in the race... but admits he has work to do if he wants to beat joe biden.

(sot: sen.

Bernie sanders/(i) vermont) "while our campaign has won the ideological debate, we are losing the debate over electability."

(track 2) pressure within the party is expected to mount for senator sanders to abandon his challenge after he lost four of the states voting tuesday.

But sanders says he can win with the support of young voters.

(sot: sen.

Bernie sanders/(i) vermont) "i say to the democratic establishment, in order to win in the future, you need to win the voters who represent the future of our country."

(track 3) biden is asking all of sanders' supporters... young and old... to join him.

(sot: joe biden/(d) presidential candidate) "i want to thank bernie sanders and his supporters for their tireless energy and their passion.

We share a common goal and together we'll defeat donald trump."

(standup: skyler henry/cbs news/the white house) sanders also emphasized that president trump must be defeated.

It's unclear what campaign events will look live going forward..

With growing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.

(track 4) both biden and sanders heeded health officials warnings against large gatherings and cancelled campaign events in ohio last night.

(sot: joe biden/(d) presidential candidate) "i've said all along, that we would follow the guidance of the cdc, state and local officials and public health officials with respect to our campaign events.

We'll continue to do that."

(track 5) there won't be a live audience this weekend when biden and sanders debate each other in phoenix on sunday.

(gfx) arizona is one of four states voting next tuesday with more than 500 president trump has not yet cancelled any of his campaign events.

The white house says he still plans to attend the republican jewish coalition gathering in las vegas this weekend.

Former movie mogul harvey weinstein is sentenced to 23 years in prison on rape and sex assault convictions in new york today.

Weinstein was convicted on february 24th of rape in the third degree for assaulting aspiring actress jessica mann in a new york city hotel room in 2013, and of committing a criminal sex act for forcing sex on former production assistant mimi haley in 2006.

Weinstein's defense attorneyá donna rotunno says she thinks that sentence that was just handed down by this court was obscene.

That number was obnoxious.

There are murderers who will get out of court faster than harvey weinstein will.

Weinstein also faces felony sex assault with the first case of coronavirus confirmed in olmsted county á we want to make sure you understand the terminology surrounding the disease.

The main difference between quarantine and isolation is whether person has symptoms or not we'll break down the the first case of coronavirus is confirmed in olmsted county.

I'm kimt news three's george mallet á live with the latest from county health officials rain is back in thursday, will it just be rain?

Details coming up kimt news 3 continues to bring you team coverage after a case of coronavirus is confirmed in olmsted county.

Wrapping up just about 2 hours ago á county leaders briefed the public about the case.

Kimt news 3's george mallet was at the conference and joins us live to break it down.

George?

Raquel nobody said the words "don't panic" at this afternoon's news conference, but the message was undeniable and makes a lot of sense.

Don't panic.xxx it may have been inevitable.

Yes olmsted county has its first confirmed case of corona virus.

But graham briggs the director of olmsted county public health says that patient is recovering at home.

He doesn't want the risk to the general public overstated.+ "80 percent of people that get this will have a mild clinical syndrome similar to a cold or the flu a runny nose a little fever and a cough so it's not a situation where we really have to be worried but i think it's likely wee will see more cases."

Briggs message throughout... olmsted county is prepared!

George outlines some of the other points made at the news conference.

Live in thanks georgeá be sure to stay with kimt news three on air and online as we continue to learn more.///// as fear over the illness grows á some of the terms used when talking about the coronavirus can be confusing.

So we're going to break it down for you.

Two words we're hearing a lot of are isolation and quarantine./// isolation separates those who are sick with a contagious disease from those who are not to avoid transmission.

Quarantine separates and restricts movement of people who may have been exposed to a contagious disease, but do not yet show the main difference between quarantine and isolation is whether the person has symptoms or not," explains dr. rajapakse.

"quarantine is applied to people who have been exposed but are not symptomatic; whereas, isolation applies to people who are already exhibiting symptoms."

/// another term we're hearing a lot of is incubation period.

It refers to the time from exposure to an infection to the onset of symptoms. the incubation period is specific to different diseases or conditions.xxx based on the information we have now about covidá19, we suspect the longer end of the incubation period is about 14 days.

So that's the duration that has been used for the quarantines that have been put in place in multiple areas.

Now lets talk about the difference between an epidemic á a pandemic á and an endemic.

An epidemic is a rapid increase in the number of cases of a disease above what is normally expected in a given area's population.

A pandemic refers to a global epidemic á one that has spread over several countries or continents á and affects a large number of people.

And an endemic means ongoing transmission or spread of an illness within a certain population or region.

So what about an (outbreak?

Initially outbreaks like this usually are detected by detection of a cluster, so a group of cases of similar illness or disease.

If it's not contained at that point, then it could develop into an outbreak, so an increase in cases in a certain local area.

Spread beyond that could then become epidemic, or within a country or a local region, and then if there's spread, more widespread, so across multiple countries, continents or around the world, then that becomes a pandemic.

/// to limit the spread of the coronavirusá mayo clinic is now restricting all nonáessential business travel.

This includes international and domestic trips and travel to and from mayo campuses in florida and arizona.

Business travel between midwest locations using personal vehicles will be allowed.

This restriction will be in place through the end of august.

Mayo is also requesting any large meetings, conferences, or any other gatherings involving mayo staff, both on now that the coronavirus is in olmsted countyá we're seeing the effects of the spread in rochester.

Tours at assisi heights are now suspended until further notice.

The congregationa l minister, sister miller, saysá quote, "we are discontinuing tours as a precautionary measure, due to concerns of the possibility of the coronavirus in our area.

This decision was made out of respect for the residents the 15th annual fundraiserá" a night in monte carlo" to benefit the legal assistance of olmsted countyá scheduled for saturday march 14thá is being postponed because of the coronavirus.

According to this post on facebook made by láaáoác this decision was made to ensure the health and the safety of those attending the event, as well as those individuals who would work at the event.//// the uás treasury is considering pushing back the tax deadline as coronavirus continues to spread.

The treasury and white house have been discussing extending tax season beyond april 15áth.

This comes as house democrats wrote to the internal revenue service commissioner for an update on how the coronavirus outbreak could impact the agency áá and its ability to provide taxpayer assistance and process returns.

Last week, treasury secretary steven mnuchin said a delay has been discussed i'm joined now by kimt stormteam three chief meteorologist chris nelson.

Chris we saw some fog this morning.

Can you explain why we're seeing this and if we'll see more.///// today: am fog, gradual clearing highs: near 50 winds: ssw 5á10 mph tonight: increasing clouds lows: near 40 winds: s 5á10 mph thursday: scattered rain, breezy highs: near 50 the coronavirus is now officially a pandemic.xxx it is concerning i think we all should be concerned as we learn of the first case in olmsted county á we'll coronavirus the first case of coronavirus is confirmed in olmsted county.

This comes on the same day the the world health organization has officially declared the outbreak a pandemic.

Uás officials are race to implement new measures to stop the spread.

Tom hanson reports from new rochelle, new york á where a containment zone is about to take effect.xxx the world health organization says the alarming levels of spread and severity of coronavirus have changed its assessment of the outbreak: "covidá19 can be characterized as a pandemic."

((narrá2)) here in the u.s.... officials are taking increased measures to limit social interaction.

Houston is closing its popular "livestock show and rodeo".... san francisco is prohibiting events with one thousand people or more á including warriors games which will be played without fans.

And washington state governor jay inslee announced a ban on gatherings of more than 250 people in three counties that are experiencing significant community transmission.

((sot gov.

Jay inslee/dá washington)) "this is an effective tactic, it is at hand.

All it requires is the will of active people to follow science and confidence that we're all in this together."

((standup bridge: tom hanson, cbs news, new rochelle, ny)) here in the new york city suburb of new rochelle... a mileáwide containment area goes into effect thursday.

And some commuters are nervous.

((sot mos)) "i think we all should be concerned..the y talk about washing hands, i feel like a doctor i'm washing my hands so much."

((narrá4)) new rochelle has more than 100 cases of coronavirus.

To stop the spread, schools within the oneámile area will close for two weeks and the national guard will deliver food to homes and help clean public spaces.

((sot noam bramson/new rochelle mayor)) "no one is prohibited from entering or leaving the area and it does not affect individual home owners or families or business."

((narrá5)) in denver, colorado cars snaked around a parking lot .... where health officials opened up a driveáthrough testing site.

Patients need a doctor's note in order to be tested for the coronavirus.

And passengers are (still disembarking from the grand princess in california á a process now in its third day.

Tom hanson as we've been reporting á the olmsted county case is a person in their fifties who traveled to an area where there is coronavirus activity.

That person has been discharged from mayo clinic and is now at home.

They are expected to be okay./// if you take highway 60 in zumbrotaá there might be some traffic.

Find out what the minnesota department of transportatio n says crews are working on.///// the timeline of precipitation and the cool down coming up i'm joined now by kimt stormteam three chief meteorologist chris nelson.

Chris what are you tracking?////// some of us will be waking up to a nice dusting of snow on grassy areas this morning while all of us will see wet roadways due to a system that brought us a mixture of precipitation tuesday evening through the overnight.

Slushy conditions can be found as well and it'll be best to allow yourself some extra time during the morning commute just in case you find some icy patches.

All of this being said, temperatures will climb near 50 degrees today which will result in a lot of melting.

To go with the rising temps, clouds will slowly be clearing out and allowing for more sunshine on this wednesday!

We're not done with the precipitation chances for the week; clouds build back in tonight and will lead to a rainy, breezy, thursday.

Wind will gust neat 35 mph with scattered rain expected through the day.

Temps will, once again, climb near 50.

This will keep precipitation types as rainfall.

Sun returns friday alongside falling temps (highs near 40).

Saturday brings back an isolated wintry mix, cloudy skies, and cooler highs only in the upper 30s.

Today: am fog, gradual clearing highs: near 50 winds: ssw 5á10 mph tonight: increasing clouds lows: near 40 winds: s 5á10 mph thursday: scattered rain, breezy highs: near 50 winds: s>nw 15á we want to tell you about some of us will be waking up to a nice dusting of snow on grassy areas this morning while all of us will see wet roadways due to a system that brought us a mixture of precipitation tuesday evening through the overnight.

Slushy conditions can be found as well and it'll be best to allow yourself some extra time during the morning commute just in case you find some icy patches.

All of this being said, temperatures will climb near 50 degrees today which will result in a lot of melting.

To go with the rising temps, clouds will slowly be clearing out and allowing for more sunshine on this wednesday!

We're not done with the precipitation chances for the week; clouds build back in tonight and will lead to a rainy, breezy, thursday.

Wind will gust neat 35 mph with scattered rain expected through the day.

Temps will, once again, climb near 50.

This will keep precipitation types as rainfall.

Sun returns friday alongside falling temps (highs near 40).

Saturday brings back an isolated wintry mix, cloudy skies, and cooler highs only in the upper 30s.

Today: am fog, gradual clearing highs: near 50 winds: ssw 5á10 mph tonight: increasinwinds: s 5á10 mph thur: scattered rain, breezy highs: near 50 winds: s>nw 15á we want to tell you about some traffic delays on highway 60 in zumbrota.

The minnesota department of transportatio n says crews are assembling a safety barrier on the west bridge over highway 52.

Last fall a vehicle struck and damaged several beams on the bridge..

Mnádot says the construciton should help keep cars away from the damaged are of the bridge until it can be replaced next year.

We're expecting construction in 2021 to replace that bridge so it didn't make economic sense to do a lot of work on there now being that is is still safe as long as we keep traffic close to the other side.

Construction could continue until friday.

You can check 5á1á1 to receive updates on any construction projects or traffic delays.

Federal health experts are back on capitol hill today, answering questions about testing for coronavirus i'll be making some decisions find out what the the white house and congress are working on to limit economic damage from now that the coronavirus is in olmsted countyá it's important that you're prepared.

I'm kimt news three's annalise johnson with what you need to stock up on the next time you go grocery shopping.

Coronavirus "preparation is not panic á preparation is the right thing to do" á that's what governor walz said just days before the first coronavirus cases were confirmed in minnesota.

Now that the first case of the disease is confirmed in olmsted county it's not too late to prepare (without panicking.

Kimt news 3's annalise johnson joins us live with ways you can be ready.

Annalise?

Raquel á i'm here in front of hyvee crossroads in rochester.

In the event you get sick á you'll need to isolate yourself.

Everything you need to get through a quarantine á you can find here.

First á check your pantry.

How much nonperishable food do you have in stock?

Olmsted county public health recommends picking up some nonperishable food items the next time you're at the store... but do not panic... you don't need to drive to the grocery store as soon as possible and buy them out of canned goods... you can pick up some cansá boxesáand freezer foods gradually the next few times you're planning to grocery shop.

If you're quarantined á you'll need enough food to last you a couple weeks.

The people most at risk are people with compromised immune systems and the elderly.

If you have elderly family members or neighbors á check on them.

Make sure they have nonperishable food in their kitchens.

Live in rochesterá annalise thanks annaliseá coming up on kimt news 3 at 5 á annalise will show you what kind of medical supplies you should have in your home.

The trump administration and congress are considering actions to stem the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, as the number of people infected tops oneáthousand in the u.s. debra alfarone is at the white house, where the president and vice president held a series of meetings on the crisis.///// (nats á nyse closing bell) (track 1) stocks took another tumble wednesday... as washington grapples with fallout from the coronavirus crisis.

Officials tell cbs news the white house is considering having the iárás delay the april 15 tax deadline áá as well as an executive order requiring the government to purchase american made pharmaceutica ls and medical equipment.

(sot á president donald trump) "i'll be making some decisions, i've already made some decisions actually today, but i'll be making some other ones that are very important."

(track 2) president trump met with top banking executives to discuss the economic response to covidá19, one day after he lobbied congressional republicans for a stimulus package that would include tax relief to hard hit industries and a payroll tax cut.

(sot á sen.

Chuck schumer/(dány) minority leader) "president seems to be more worried about the health of the big banks, than the health of americans."

(track 3) democrats are working on their own legislation áá targeted to help workers and families impacted by the outbreak.

(sot á rep.

Hakeem jeffries/(d) new york) "that will take the form of enhanced employment insurance, that will take the form of food security efforts, that will take the form of making sure there is paid sick leave and hopefully we can find ground with the administration.

" (track 4) after meetings with treasury secretary steven mnuchin, house speaker pelosi met with her caucus to hash out a bill that could reach the house floor as early as thursday.

(standup: debra alfarone/cbs news/the white house) "earlier, top trump administration health officials warned lawmakers the coronavirus outbreak is going to get worse."

(sot á dr. anthony fauci/director, national institute of allergy and infectious disease (niaid) ) "i can say we will see more cases, and things will get worse than they are right now.

" (track 5 ) the hearing was cut short after officials were with the first case of coronavirus in olmsted county á you may be wondering what you can do to prepare.

We'll show you what medications public health officials say you should have in your home.///

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