CORONAVIRUS: News Roundup

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update

As of Wednesday, there were more than 937,500 coronavirus cases worldwide and more than 47,250 deaths. (Johns Hopkins)

The U.S. now has more than 216,700 confirmed cases and more than 5,000 deaths. (BBC)

More than 1,000 people died from the coronavirus in the U.S. on Wednesday, which is double the number of deaths from the country's two other most deadly illnesses -- the flu and lung cancer. (USA Today)

Coronavirus also became the third leading cause of death in the U.S., following cancer and heart disease. (Newsweek)

Florida and three other states have issued stay-at-home orders. (USA Today)

Man suspicious of the government's activities, who intentionally derailed train near the USNS Mercy, was charged by feds. (NBC News)

The Grand Canyon has closed to visitors as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. (ABC News)

Connecticut GovernorNed Lamontrevealed a six-week-old baby died last week in the Hartford area from coronavirus. (ABC News)

As expected, theWimbledon tennis tournament, scheduled to start at the end of June in London, has been cancelled.

New York City says 1400 members of the NYPD have tested positive for coronavirus. About 17 percent of the force is out sick. (ABC News)

The Bureau of Prisons will begin confining federal inmates to their cells for 14 days to prevent the spread of coronavirus. (Fox News

The captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt is asking the Navy to take the aircraft carrier out of service and isolate its 5000 crew members to curb the spread of coronavirus on the ship. Dozens of sailors have been infected. (NBC News)

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