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.