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2 members of U.S. Congress test positive, New York City cases double

Here are the latest updates from around the world.
Image: People walk in Times Square as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Manhattan, New York City
People walk in Times Square as the coronavirus disease outbreak continues in New York City on March 18, 2020.Andrew Kelly / Reuters

The number of coronavirus cases globally topped 200,000 Wednesday, as people in the United States and in countries across the world adjusted to life under lockdowns and isolation.

The concern about the economic consequences of the pandemic spurred another widespread decline in stock prices, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing down over 1,300 points on Wednesday. Many major stock indexes around the world were down more than 4 percent.

According to Johns Hopkins University, there are currently more than 201,000 confirmed cases and 8,000 deaths related to the coronavirus around the world.

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Rep. Ben McAdams is second member of Congress to test positive for coronavirus

1102d ago / 11:41 PM UTC

Italy reports deadliest day of coronavirus outbreak

1102d ago / 11:32 PM UTC

New York City cases double in a day, now over 1,800

1102d ago / 11:09 PM UTC

Tenants face eviction uncertainty

1102d ago / 11:03 PM UTC

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart first member of Congress to test positive for coronavirus

1102d ago / 11:00 PM UTC

Guard and inmate at Rikers Island jail in New York City test positive

1102d ago / 10:53 PM UTC

Photo: Festival cancelled, but blossoms still on

1102d ago / 10:21 PM UTC

Two federal prison staffers test positive for coronavirus

1102d ago / 10:18 PM UTC

Celebrities turn to social media to entertain fans

1102d ago / 10:05 PM UTC

Italy's health care system at a breaking point

1102d ago / 9:53 PM UTC

Missouri and Connecticut announce first coronavirus deaths

1102d ago / 9:44 PM UTC

Photo: Marquee message in Beverly Hills

1102d ago / 9:38 PM UTC

GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler are shuttering all North American plants

1102d ago / 9:13 PM UTC

Salt Lake City earthquake hampers coronavirus efforts in Utah

1102d ago / 8:54 PM UTC

New York Stock Exchange temporarily closes trading floor

1102d ago / 8:40 PM UTC

10 more dead in and around Seattle

1102d ago / 8:37 PM UTC

VA says 44 patients have tested positive for coronavirus

1102d ago / 8:19 PM UTC

Senate approves House coronavirus aid bill for Trump's signature

1102d ago / 8:14 PM UTC

Dow closes with another four-digit loss as markets get pummeled

1102d ago / 8:08 PM UTC

Chase to close nearly 1,000 branches

1102d ago / 7:39 PM UTC

Some kids could experience severe coronavirus symptoms, study says

1102d ago / 7:20 PM UTC

Refugee admissions to U.S. suspended due to coronavirus, official says

1102d ago / 7:17 PM UTC
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Sick staff spread coronavirus in Seattle nursing home

1102d ago / 6:53 PM UTC

NYC mayor slams Nets over testing, Trump weighs in

1102d ago / 6:47 PM UTC

Afternoon roundup of coronavirus coverage

1102d ago / 6:37 PM UTC

Census suspends field operations until April 1

1102d ago / 6:30 PM UTC

Princess Beatrice's wedding reception at Buckingham Palace canceled

1102d ago / 6:25 PM UTC

World health officials warn against using phrases like 'Chinese virus'

1102d ago / 6:06 PM UTC

Photo: Nepal prepares for quarantine

1102d ago / 6:00 PM UTC

Trump on 'the story of life'

1102d ago / 5:51 PM UTC

England's death toll up to 99, up to 104 in all of the U.K.

1102d ago / 5:27 PM UTC

WHO's 'solidarity trial' will examine coronavirus drugs

1102d ago / 5:24 PM UTC

The scene in Brussels

1102d ago / 5:14 PM UTC

H&M to close all U.S stores

1102d ago / 5:14 PM UTC

Detroit's three biggest automakers will temporarily shut down plants

1102d ago / 5:10 PM UTC

Trading halted on Wall Street for fourth time in two weeks

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Americans would get two checks under Treasury Department proposal

1102d ago / 5:07 PM UTC
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Is it okay to take ibuprofen for coronavirus?

1102d ago / 4:41 PM UTC

Trump to invoke Defense Production Act, suspend evictions through April

1102d ago / 4:39 PM UTC

Even California Gov. Gavin Newsom's family is short on toilet paper

1102d ago / 4:34 PM UTC

Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival postponed until September

1102d ago / 4:28 PM UTC
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U.S. 'will not have' unemployment rate of 20 percent, Mnuchin says

1102d ago / 4:09 PM UTC

Coronavirus lockdowns offer some hope for climate scientists

1102d ago / 4:06 PM UTC

Idris Elba on backlash over wife being with him during coronavirus reveal

1102d ago / 4:02 PM UTC

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IKEA will temporarily close all U.S. stores

1102d ago / 3:56 PM UTC

Irish PM warns of 'calm before the storm, before the surge'

1102d ago / 3:50 PM UTC

Chicago's voting struggles illustrate the challenges of coronavirus

1102d ago / 3:49 PM UTC

Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort headed to New York harbor

1102d ago / 3:29 PM UTC
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Coronavirus checks cause huge traffic jams on German-Polish border

1102d ago / 3:20 PM UTC

Belgium becomes latest European country to enter lockdown


1102d ago / 3:20 PM UTC

State unemployment websites crash as applications surge

1102d ago / 3:18 PM UTC

The scene in the Philippines

1102d ago / 2:47 PM UTC

American students stranded abroad struggle to get home

1102d ago / 2:43 PM UTC
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#GetMePPE: Frontline health care workers plead for basic protective equipment

1102d ago / 2:38 PM UTC

White House postpones Spain state visit

1102d ago / 2:36 PM UTC

Eurovision 2020 song contest canceled

1102d ago / 2:32 PM UTC

Hospitals facing surge are preparing for life-or-death decisions

1102d ago / 2:24 PM UTC

U.S. and Canada agree to close border to 'nonessential traffic,' Trump says

1102d ago / 2:18 PM UTC

Venice canal waters run clearer as Italy remains in lockdown

1102d ago / 1:57 PM UTC

U2's Bono dedicates song to 'doctors, nurses, carers on the front line'

1102d ago / 1:53 PM UTC

Medical staff wear protective suits in Moscow airport

1102d ago / 1:46 PM UTC

NYC mayor calls for military help

1102d ago / 1:44 PM UTC

Dow sinks by 1,300 points at opening bell, despite trillion-dollar economic stimulus plans

1102d ago / 1:37 PM UTC

Albania reports 2nd coronavirus death

1102d ago / 1:13 PM UTC

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Britain's 50th annual Glastonbury Festival cancelled

1102d ago / 12:17 PM UTC

Savannah Guthrie anchors TODAY from her home in 'abundance of caution'

1102d ago / 12:15 PM UTC

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Pope encourages 'small gestures of attention' amid coronavirus crisis


1102d ago / 11:52 AM UTC

Trump administration warns of 20 percent unemployment rate

1102d ago / 11:46 AM UTC

Number of global coronavirus cases tops 200,000

1102d ago / 10:40 AM UTC

Pop stars hold online concerts for fans forced inside by coronavirus

1102d ago / 10:03 AM UTC

Italy further tightens restrictions on residents leaving home

1102d ago / 9:33 AM UTC

Saudi Arabia to convene virtual G-20 summit on coronavirus


1102d ago / 9:12 AM UTC

WHO: 'Aggressive measures' against coronavirus needed in Southeast Asia

1102d ago / 8:52 AM UTC

Olympics make no sense if athletes can't come, Japan's deputy PM says

1102d ago / 5:57 AM UTC

Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue closes

1102d ago / 5:38 AM UTC

Gun and ammunition sales rise amid coronavirus fears

1102d ago / 4:24 AM UTC

Coronavirus starts to take a major toll on automakers

1102d ago / 3:41 AM UTC

As more Washington state deaths reported, Inslee OKs $200M coronavirus response

1102d ago / 3:31 AM UTC

NYC mayor: 'Torrent' of new coronavirus cases coming, military aid may be needed

1103d ago / 2:29 AM UTC

Visitation limits can't stop man's face-to-face chats with elderly father