Italy Reports Deadliest Day Of Corona Outbreak: Live Updates

Italy Reports Deadliest Day Of Corona Outbreak: Live Updates

Summary:

  • Boris Johnson, Matt Hancock test positive
  • US stock futures turn lower after 3-day rebound
  • Italy reports 919 new deaths
  • Global case total nears 538k
  • US case total nears 86k, with ~1300 deaths
  • China border closure begins
  • 1 in 10 Americans say they know somebody with the virus
  • DC mayor advisor dies
  • New York death toll spikes
  • South Africa lockdown begins as country confirms first 2 deaths
  • Netherlands reports ~1k new cases, 112 new deaths
  • Hong Kong reports 65 new cases, largest daily jump
  • Singapore makes standing too close to somebody else illegal
  • North Korea says 2,280 people still in quarantine
  • All of Russia placed on lockdown
  • Hungary PM announces lockdown plans
  • Israel mobilizes army to enforce lockdowns
  • President Xi, Trump promise to “unite” to fight virus during call

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Update (1250ET): A member of DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s legal team died this morning from complications stemming from COVID-19. Mayor Bowser announced the unfortunate news during a Friday press conference and sent her condolences to the family, local media reports.

See a picture of him with the mayor below:

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Update (1240ET): Italy reported 919 deaths for Thursday, bringing the national death toll to 9,134, its highest daily jump since the outbreak began.

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