White House addresses coronavirus as U.S. death toll rises | USA TODAY


The coronavirus task force discusses the latest developments as the U.S. death toll reaches 150.

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In the U.S., deaths jumped to 150 across 22 states — including the first reported fatalities in Connecticut, Michigan, Missouri and Pennsylvania. There were more than 9,400 confirmed cases in the U.S. early Thursday, up from about 1,600 a week earlier, when there were 40 reported deaths.

The global death toll passed 9,000, with more than 220,000 confirmed cases.

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