News Live 365: March 19th, 2020

Today is the first day of Spring, the equinox takes place at around 11:49 PM tonight.

 

The city of Erie announced yesterday it will be closing city hall to the general public beginning today and lasting until further notice. The decision comes on the heels of an announcement that the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was detected within Erie County. In addition to the one in Erie, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is tracking 133 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the first coronavirus related death was recorded yesterday in Northamptom County according to officials. The name COVID-19 is an acronym standing for Corona Virus Disease of 2019, it is a respiratory virus who’s most common symptoms include coughing, a fever, and shortness of breath. The incubation period from exposure to infection with COVID is between two and 14 days and seems to take five on average.