Corona Virus

This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. Global cases: At least 1,595,350. Global deaths: At least 95,455. Most cases reported: United States (461,437), Spain (153,222), Italy (143,626), France (118,781), Germany (118,181). The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 7:40 a.m. Beijing time.  All times below are in Beijing time. 7:55
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Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator, speaks during a Coronavirus Task Force news conference at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sunday, April 5, 2020. Tasos Katopodis | Bloomberg | Getty Images White House officials are seeing “real evidence” that statewide lockdowns and other efforts to curb the COVID-19 pandemic are working in states
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, addresses the coronavirus task force daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 24, 2020. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters White House officials worry that the COVID-19 outbreak is disproportionately hitting African Americans harder than other groups and are working with
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Captain Brett Crozier addresses the crew for the first time as commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt during a change of command ceremony on the ship’s flight deck in San Diego, California, U.S. November 1, 2019. U.S. Navy | Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Lynch | Reuters A since-fired Navy captain’s plea
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White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator, Dr. Deborah Birx, answers a question during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at the White House on March 18, 2020, in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images Another big coronavirus outbreak like the one New York City is bracing for could “dramatically change” the
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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon reported the largest one-day jump in coronavirus cases within the Department of Defense on Thursday.  The Pentagon reported a total of 1,638 cases within the Department of Defense on Thursday, an increase of 233 cases overnight. Of the 1,638 cases, 953 are active-duty military, 319 are civilians, 269 dependents and 97 contractors.
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Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a Coronavirus Task Force news conference at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Chris Kleponis | Bloomberg | Getty Images The first human trial testing a potential vaccine to prevent COVID-19 is “on track” with
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Maine became the latest state Tuesday to order residents to remain at home during the coronavirus pandemic. It joins New York, New Jersey, California and Washington — all among the hardest hit by the spread of COVID-19 — in limiting residents’ movements to curb the virus’ spread.  The U.S. counts the most coronavirus cases of any country,
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Pedestrians walk passed signage at Cigna headquarters in Bloomfield, Connecticut. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Health insurers Cigna and Humana are now waiving patient cost-sharing on all treatment for coronavirus, including hospitalizations and ambulance transfers, for their insured members and employer plans. “Our customers with COVID-19 should focus on fighting this virus and
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Health care professionals take a break awaiting patients as they test for COVID-19 at the ProHEALTH testing site in Jericho, New York, March 24, 2020. Steve Pfost | Newsday RM | Getty Images Researchers are warning that the coronavirus pandemic could inflict long-lasting emotional trauma on an unprecedented global scale. They say it could leave
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Donated blood is collected at Bloodworks Northwest on March 17, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Karen Ducey | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration will allow doctors across the country to begin using plasma donated by coronavirus survivors to treat patients who are critically ill with the virus, under new emergency protocols approved Tuesday. The
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In the last week, a group of thirty volunteers from tech companies like Apple, Amazon and Alphabet put together a website called “covidnearyou” that aims to track the coronavirus as it spreads.  The idea started when Prem Ramaswami, the head of product at Alphabet‘s Sidewalk Labs, and his wife, started feeling sick more than a week ago. When
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Dr. Sonia Macieiewski samples proteins at Novavax labs in Rockville, Maryland on March 20, 2020, one of the labs developing a vaccine for the coronavirus, COVID-19. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images The number of people who have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus, or COVID-19, has topped 300,000 as the pandemic continues to
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Medical workers and other officials gather outside of the Brooklyn Hospital Center where testing for the coronavirus has started on March 19, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images New York City accounts for roughly a third of all the coronavirus cases in the nation with 5,151 confirmed
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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, listens while Mark Hoplamazian, president and chief executive officer of Hyatt Hotels Corp., right, speaks during a meeting with tourism industry executives at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Kevin Dietsch | Bloomberg | Getty Images The U.S. travel and tourism industry is seeking $150
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Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO testifies during a Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee hearing where they testified on the influence of foreign operations on social media on September 5, 2018. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call Group | Getty Images Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg on Monday said no one knows how big the impact coronavirus will on
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Brian Cornell, the Chairman and CEO of Target Corporation, reaches out and shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump after the president declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 13, 2020. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters President Donald Trump and
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