Wuhan coronavirus in the US: Map, case counts and news

US intelligence documents show China hid coronavirus' severity to hoard supplies

Treasury says April-June borrowing will be a record US$2.99 trillion
The economic paralysis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic is forcing the U.S. Treasury to borrow far more than it ever has before — $2.99 trillion in the current quarter alone... Read more
Coronavirus cuts 'deep scars' through meatpacking cities
As the coronavirus spread from the nation’s meatpacking plants to the broader communities where they are located, it burned through a modest duplex in Waterloo, Iowa... Read more
Report: China hid coronavirus' severity to hoard supplies
U.S. officials believe China covered up the extent of the coronavirus outbreak — and how contagious the disease is — to stock up on medical supplies needed to respond to it, intelligence documents show... Read more
'60 Minutes' correspondent Stahl says she fought coronavirus
CBS News “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl said Sunday that she's finally feeling well after a battle with COVID-19 that left her hospitalized for a week... Read more
Federal Reserve expands lending to more cities and counties
The Federal Reserve will allow a much larger number of cities and counties to participate in a lending program that it announced earlier this month... Read more
Google, Facebook may be heading toward first revenue slumps
Demand for digital advertising is shriveling after a decade of explosive growth amid the pandemic-fueled downturn. That could complicate things for Google and Facebook, who for the first time may have to contend with revenues that are actually shrinking... Read more
List of sports events affected by the coronavirus pandemic
Curling, Cycling, Mountain Bike, BMX, Fencing... Read more
Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts to appear in global live stream
Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts and President George W. Bush will be among 200 star-studded participants in a 24-hour global livestream event 'The Call to Unite"... Read more
Trump approved of Georgia's reopen plan before bashing it
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence repeatedly told Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp that they approved of his aggressive plan to allow businesses to reopen, just a day before Trump pulled an about-face and publicly bashed the plan, according to two administration officials... Read more
Congress meets pandemic with masked faces, heavy emotions
The nation's representatives on Thursday chose overwhelmingly to wear masks at their first meeting in a month, creating the defining visual of a Congress in the throes of the historic pandemic. There were exceptions — chiefly, a handful of Republicans who attended the session bare-faced... Read more
Pandemic squeezes finances of Democratic grassroots donors
Well-to-do donors gathered last August at the sprawling Charlotte, North Carolina, home of Erskine Bowles, a former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, where they nibbled finger food, sipped wine and listened to Joe Biden... Read more
MLB can cut pay, lay off managers, coaches starting May 1
Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has made a move that allows teams to lay off or cut the pay of major and minor league managers, coaches, trainers and full-time scouts starting May 1... Read more
16 migrants test positive for coronavirus on Mexican border
Sixteen migrants from several countries have tested positive for coronavirus in Mexico’s northern border state of Tamaulipas, the state government said Monday... Read more
Feds to track, share information on nursing home outbreaks
Calling nursing homes ground zero of the coronavirus crisis, federal officials said Monday they plan to start tracking and publicly sharing information on infections and deaths in such facilities to help spot trends and early signs the virus is spreading in communities... Read more
Massachusetts becomes coronavirus hotspot as cases surge
Massachusetts has become a hotspot of coronavirus infections, drawing the concern of federal officials and promises of aid from hard-hit New York as the state's death toll prepares to double in less than a week... Read more
Cautious Pentagon extends troop travel limits through June
The Pentagon is extending military travel restrictions through June, indicating a concern that the coronavirus remains a threat to troops even as the Trump administration pushes for some states to begin opening up in May... Read more
As $2 trillion starts to flow, oversight of virus cash lags
Congress unleashed $2 trillion to deal with the coronavirus crisis. So far, only one person is working to oversee how it is spent... Read more
US House considers proxy voting during coronavirus crisis
With Congress essentially closed, House Democrats are proposing a temporary rules change during the coronavirus crisis that would allow lawmakers to vote remotely via another lawmaker physically present at the U.S. Capitol... Read more
Guatemala official: 44 deportees tested positive for virus
Forty-four Guatemalans deported on one flight from the United States this week have tested positive for COVID-19, a Guatemala government official with knowledge of the situation said Thursday... Read more
Amid talk of restarting economy, virus keeps killing in NYC
Hopeful talk about getting people out of their homes and back to work in some parts of the country seems a far cry from the harsh reality in New York and its suburbs: Thousands of people infected with the coronavirus are still streaming into hospitals every day. Hundreds are still dying... Read more
Older Americans get chance to join virus vaccine study
A U.S. study of a potential COVID-19 vaccine is being expanded to include older adults, the age group most at risk from the new coronavirus... Read more
Evidence of virus' effect on US economy grows more ominous
Evidence of the coronavirus' devastating impact on the U.S. economy has been steadily emerging, and the signs have grown ominous... Read more
US virus numbers now include probable cases without tests
The U.S. tally of coronavirus cases and deaths could soon jump because federal health officials will now count illnesses that are not confirmed by lab testing... Read more
US Senator introduces bills to hold China accountable for COVID-19 pandemic
Two GOP senators introduced legislation to Congress for counteracting the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) censorship and cover-ups throughout the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and holding the country responsible for the worldwide devastation... Read more
Virus becomes latest battle between Iran, US amid tensions
Even as both face the same invisible enemy in the coronavirus pandemic, Iran and the United States remain locked in retaliatory pressure campaigns that now view the outbreak as just the latest battleground... Read more
New Trump panel to explore path to reopening US economy
A new team of public health officials, expected to be formally announced as early as Tuesday, has begun meeting behind closed doors in the West Wing to tackle another matter paramount to President Donald Trump: how to begin reopening the American economy... Read more
Airlines wait as Treasury applies strings to payroll aid
The Treasury Department has missed a deadline to start paying airlines to keep workers employed, and the two sides were still negotiating terms of the federal help Monday... Read more
US human rights organization advocates for Taiwan's WHO participation
U.S. non-profit organization, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VCMF), has denounced China's control of the World Health Organization (WHO) in its latest report and urged the international body to include Taiwan... Read more
White House points to hopeful signs as deaths keep rising
At the end of a week officials had warned would be this generation's Pearl Harbor, White House officials pointed to hopeful signs Friday that the spread of the coronavirus could be slowing, even as President Donald Trump insisted he would not move to reopen the country until it is safe... Read more
New York City schools closed for rest of year amid pandemic
New York City's 1.1 million-pupil public school system will be closed for the rest of the school year as the city struggles to contain the coronavirus outbreak, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Saturday... Read more
Crime drops around the world as COVID-19 keeps people inside
In Chicago, one of America’s most violent cities, drug arrests have plummeted 42% in the weeks since the city shut down, compared with the same period last year. Part of that decrease, some criminal lawyers say, is that drug dealers have no choice but to wait out the economic slump... Read more
White House points to hopeful signs as deaths keep rising
At the end of a week officials had warned would be this generation's Pearl Harbor, White House officials pointed to hopeful signs Friday that the spread of the coronavirus could be slowing, even as President Donald Trump insisted he would not move to reopen the country until it is safe... Read more
White House slams VOA for speaking for CCP, VOA fights back
The White House on Friday launched an unusual attack on the congressionally funded Voice of America, the U.S. broadcaster that for decades has provided independent news reporting around the world... Read more
US job losses surge as world leaders urge Easter distancing
A staggering 16.8 million Americans lost their jobs in just three weeks, a measure of how fast the coronavirus has brought world economies to their knees. Meanwhile, religious leaders worldwide Thursday urged people to celebrate Good Friday and Easter from the safety of their homes... Read more
White House says no 'surprise' bills for COVID-19 patients
Hospitals taking money from the $2 trillion stimulus bill will have to agree not to send “surprise” medical bills to patients treated for COVID-19, the White House said Thursday... Read more
Senators block new virus aid, Pelosi decries 'stunt'
The Senate has twisted itself into knots over President Donald Trump’s new coronavirus aid request, as Democrats refused to rubber stamp his proposal for $250 billion more to boost small businesses, demanding modifications along with an additional $250 billion for health care providers and states. Republicans wouldn’t go along... Read more
Trump upends virus oversight, removing key official
President Donald Trump is moving aggressively to challenge the authority and independence of agency watchdogs overseeing his administration, including removing the inspector general tasked with overseeing the $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package that passed Congress with bipartisan support... Read more
Trump says he will 'put a hold' on US funding to WHO, says 'they missed the call' on pandemic
President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to freeze U.S. funding to the World Health Organization, saying the international group had “missed the call” on the coronavirus pandemic... Read more
White House: States need to better calibrate supply requests
The White House said Monday that some states are requesting far more medical supplies than they need to fight the coronavirus pandemic, pushing back against criticism that the distribution of vital equipment has been chaotic... Read more
Ohio mayor pleads for church to stop in-person services
An Ohio mayor pleaded with a local church to “reconsider" holding in-person services amid concerns of the rapid spread of the coronavirus... Read more
List of sports events affected by the coronavirus pandemic
List of sports events affected by the coronavirus pandemic. World Cup in Berlin from June 21-28 suspended... Read more
Insurance marketplaces offer help with coronavirus job cuts
More than a million people could swamp the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces in the coming months as employers lay off staff during the coronavirus pandemic... Read more
New mask guidance could strain supply, test limits of market
The Trump administration’s expected new guidance that many people in the United States should start wearing face coverings when out in public is raising concern that it could cause a sudden run on masks... Read more
Experts say virus could kill up to 240,000 in US
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death... Read more
Pandemic forcing NBA players to work out with what's on hand
Giannis Antetokounmpo is spending much of his time during the coronavirus-imposed hiatus working out, helping care for his newborn son and playing occasional video games... Read more
Trump says 'life and death' at stake in following guidelines
President Donald Trump warned Americans to brace for a “hell of a bad two weeks” ahead as the White House projected there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained... Read more
Trump extends US virus restrictions
In an abrupt turnaround, President Donald Trump extended lockdown measures across the United States as deaths in New York alone from the new coronavirus passed 1,000. Moscow went on its own lockdown Monday as all of Russia braced for sweeping nationwide restrictions... Read more
US deaths top 1,000 as $2.2 trillion in virus aid approved
U.S. deaths from the coronavirus pandemic have topped 1,000, in another grim milestone for a global outbreak that is taking lives and wreaking havoc on economies and established routines of ordinary life... Read more
House considers voting by proxy amid virus outbreak
Members of the House would be allowed to designate a colleague to vote for them in the event they are unable to return to Washington amid the coronavirus outbreak under a proposal from the chairman of the House Rules Committee... Read more
USA Gymnastics among growing chorus asking for Olympic delay
Add USA Gymnastics to the growing chorus of high-profile organizations asking for the 2020 Olympics to be delayed... Read more
Testing blunders crippled US response as coronavirus spread
A series of missteps at the nation's top public health agency caused a critical shortage of reliable laboratory tests for the coronavirus, hobbling the federal response as the pandemic spread across the country like wildfire, an Associated Press review found... Read more
US locking down 70 million people as virus strains Europe
Three major American states are locking down their residents in the face of a rapidly advancing virus storm that is already severely straining health systems in parts of Europe... Read more
US virus testing faces new headwind: Lab supply shortages
First, some of the coronavirus tests didn't work. Then there weren't enough to go around. Now, just as the federal government tries to ramp up nationwide screening, laboratory workers are warning of a new roadblock: dire shortages of testing supplies... Read more
Member of VP Mike Pence’s staff tests positive for coronavirus
The White House says a member of Vice President Mike Pence’s staff has tested positive for coronavirus... Read more
California rushes to try to contain virus among the homeless
Home to the largest homeless population in the country, California officials are rushing to get tens of thousands of people off the streets and into shelters and tents to slow the spread of the coronavirus among one of the most vulnerable and difficult-to-reach groups... Read more
Olympic flame lands in Japan as doubts grow over Tokyo Games
The Olympic flame arrived in Japan on Friday from Greece in a scaled-down ceremony at an air base in northern Japan.... Read more
Trump's economic rescue package could approach $1 trillion
In a massive federal effort, President Donald Trump asked Congress to speed emergency checks to Americans, enlisted the military for MASH-like hospitals and implored ordinary people — particularly socially active millennials — to do their part by staying home to stop the spread of the coronavirus... Read more
Taiwan issues level-3 travel warning for all of U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand
Taiwan announced Wednesday (March 18) it was expanding its level-3 travel warning to include all of the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, meaning that travelers arriving from those countries must stay in quarantine for 14 days... Read more
Asian stocks rise, backslide after Trump promises virus aid
Major Asian stock markets fell back after early gains on Wednesday after Wall Street jumped on President Donald Trump's promise of aid to get the U.S. economy through the coronavirus outbreak... Read more
Governments grapple with virus border closures, lockdowns
Governments around the globe grappled Wednesday with how to implement border closures, travel restrictions and lockdowns that have unleashed transportation chaos and imperiled economies, but which authorities say are needed to slow the spread of the new coronavirus... Read more
Stocks plunge as Wall Street, White House see recession risk
The U.S. stock market plunged to its worst day in more than three decades as voices from Wall Street to the White House said the coronavirus may be dragging the economy into a recession... Read more
DC closes gyms, theaters, orders takeout only in restaurants
Washington, D.C., is shutting down all movie theaters and gyms, and ordering restaurants and bars to serve only takeout, as the nation's capital continues to ramp up its social distancing measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus... Read more
UFC finally postpones next 3 scheduled events amid pandemic
The UFC has postponed its next three scheduled events through April 11, finally giving up on President Dana White's plan to keep fighting amid the coronavirus pandemic... Read more
Coronavirus strikes journalists, others change way they work
Six people at CBS News have tested positive for coronavirus, including a correspondent stationed in Italy, as media organizations fought Monday against the same epidemic they're charged with describing... Read more
U.S. to extend European coronavirus travel ban
The United States to broaden European coronavirus travel ban, adding the United Kingdom, Ireland to list... Read more
FACT CHECK: Trump, American exceptionalism and the virus
President Donald Trump hailed American exceptionalism in health care and science — “The virus will not have a chance against us" ... Read more
U.S. summons Chinese ambassador over coronavirus accusation
The U.S. government summoned Chinese Ambassador Cui Tiankai to address Beijing’s controversial suggestion the U.S. army is responsible for bringing the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to China... Read more
Stocks roar back on hopes for US government’s virus plan
Wall Street roared back from its worst day in 30 years with a broad rally that sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average nearly 2,000 points higher after President Donald Trump declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency... Read more
Trump says top cruise ship companies stopping trips from U.S.
President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday that four major cruise ship companies have agreed to suspend trips from the U.S. for 30 days, effective at midnight... Read more
U.S. CDC only conducted 70 coronavirus tests in one week
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) only ran 70 tests for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) in the week from March 5 despite promises by President Donald Trump that millions of test kits would soon be ready... Read more
Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson taking diagnoses 'one day at a time'
Tom Hanks said he and wife Rita Wilson were taking their new coronavirus infection “one day at a time" while Australian television hosts who had interviewed Wilson were awaiting test results Friday... Read more
Virus darkens stages, silences orchestras across the US
The stage at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle is quiet. There is no music coming from the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the members of Pearl Jam won't tour. There is no one to admire the treasures at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New

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