Latest coronavirus news: Penn. announces first death | DOW falls | Trump closes northern border

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This daily live blog will provide the latest updates, news and details of COVID-19 from media outlets and social media sources nationally and around the world.

5:43 p.m. New York City cases double to 1,871.

5:34 p.m. A Georgia state senator, whose name was not identified for privacy reasons, has tested positive for COVID-19. Officials have asked their colleagues to self-quarantine.

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4:29 p.m. Pennslyvania reports first COVID-19 related death, an adult from Northampton County undergoing hospital treatment.

4:23 p.m. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell another 1,338.46 points Wednesday, dropping below the 20,000 mark for the first time since 2017 and effectively erasing all the gains made since President Donald Trump took office.

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3:50 p.m. Number of cases in Germany reaches 12,300. The first city introduces a curfew that will last until April 2 according to a local news source.

3:18 p.m. Rwanda suspends flights. Mid-Atlantic U.S. states close malls, indoor gathering spaces.

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2:58 p.m. The Trump administration has announced that most individuals and businesses will be allowed to delay paying their federal tax bills for 90 days as part of an emergency relief plan amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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2:45 p.m. Big Three automakers, Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler reportedly to shut down factories in Detroit to protect workers.

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9:51 a.m. President Donald Trump closes the U.S. northern border with Canada.

9:16 a.m. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio calls for military assistance.

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7:06 a.m. Some Savannah area hospitals are placing restrictions on visitors during the coronavirus pandemic, according to WJCL.

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