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.
Tomorrow, I'll be visiting the @Walmart Distribution Center with @SecretarySonny. From hiring thousands of new employees to working around the clock to keep the grocery & pharmaceutical aisles stocked, we're grateful to @Walmart for helping meet the needs of the American people.
#Hawaii Dept. of Health officials confirmed the state's first death associated with COVID-19. Dr. Bruce Anderson says the older adult was hospitalized w/ multiple medical issues. The DOH is investigating. @KHONnews
In addition to these beds, I requested 1,000 more beds today to be built in order to further surge our medical capacity in the New Orleans area. That will bring us to a total of 2,000 beds in the Convention Center by the end of the new month that begins tomorrow. #lagov#lalegepic.twitter.com/f76UkRxChy
At the briefing, Trump says there are 10,000 ventilators left and urges social distancing. Watch live here.
“It’s a matter of life and death,” @realDonaldTrump says in somber news conference about #CoronavirusPandemic as he reiterates that federal guidelines for social distancing will remain in place through April 30. Much different tone compared to last week and his initial response.
It's official. The number of people who have died of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States has now surpassed the number of people killed in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. https://t.co/hurwSccmVb
DELAY on some tariffs: Trump has approved a proposal pushed for by some businesses to delay payment of certain tariffs by 90 days, @jendeben reports. The announcement to defer tariffs for so-called most-favored nation duties will come in the form of an EO, as soon as this week.
As of Tuesday morning, the number of positive cases of coronavirus in Florida surpassed the 6,000 mark with 6,338 cases reported positive, and 54,285 negative. That's 6096 Florida residents and 242 non-residents. Of that total, 777 are hospitalized and 77 are dead.
Good news: All minor league players will be receiving $400 a week from Major League Baseball teams through at least May 31, source tells ESPN. They’ll receive medical benefits, too. Announcement by the league is expected soon.