The death toll in the United States from coronavirus now exceeds 100, with more than 6,200 confirmed cases nationwide. More cases are expected in the coming days as the government ramps up testing. Worldwide, more than 7,900 people have been killed by the virus, according to the Johns Hopkins University data dashboard. Ref. USAToday.
State Department warns Americans not to travel abroad at all, the strongest US alert yet as the global coronavirus death toll nears 10,000. The department on Thursday issued a Level 4 advisory for travel abroad — "Do not travel" — as novel coronavirus continued its steady march across the globe. Ref. USAToday.
The United States has passed China and Italy in coronavirus cases, a stark milestone as the US becomes the world's most infected nation. There are more than 82,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States, according to the John Hopkins University data dashboard, moving past Italy's 80,000 cases and China's 81,000 cases. Ref. USAToday.
‘A bald-faced lie’: US health officials botched the coronavirus testing rollout and misled scientists, a USA TODAY investigation finds. Federal officials misled scientists about problems with their tests, wasting weeks before letting others fix them, USA TODAY found in communications with scientists and health authorities across the country. Hospitals and labs are now paying the price. Source 1f.
More than 2,000 coronavirus patients have now died in the US, with fatalities doubling in less than 72 hours. Nearly 500 coronavirus-related deaths were reported Saturday, up from 1,544 confirmed deaths 24 hours earlier, according to Johns Hopkins University's data dashboard. Confirmed US cases have surpassed 120,000. Ref. USAToday.