Coronavirus live updates: CDC issues warning to young people, Italy nears China’s toll, US deaths at 150

Federal health officials warned Thursday that the coronavirus can be dangerous for young people, too, while lawmakers wrestled with details of an emergency aid package that could put $1,000 in the pockets of American adults as the life-changing pandemic continued to rattle the nation Thursday.

Italy was poised to surpass China in total deaths while China reported good news: The epicenter city of Wuhan and the surrounding province reported no new domestic cases.

In the U.S., deaths jumped to 150 across 22 states – including the first reported fatalities in Connecticut, Michigan, Missouri and Pennsylvania. There were more than 9,400 confirmed cases, up from about 1,600 a week earlier, when there were 40 reported deaths.

The global death toll passed 9,100; there were more than 222,000 confirmed cases.


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