The United States now has more coroanvirus cases than any other country with over 82,400, according to Johns Hopkins University. There were more than 81,700 known cases in China and 80,500 in Italy.
US overtakes Italy, China in number of virus cases
Confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States reached 82,400 on Thursday, more than any other country, overtaking both Italy and China, the Johns Hopkins University tally showed.
Control pandemic first, then open economy, Fed chairman says
The United States “may well be in recession”, but progress in controlling the spread of the coronavirus will determine when the economy can fully reopen, US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said in a rare network television interview on NBC’s Today Show.
Powell spoke just about an hour before federal data showed a record-breaking spike of unemployment claims to 3.28 million, evidence that “social distancing” to fight the pandemic has taken hold, and may have ended the country’s more than decade-long economic expansion.