Two U.S. representatives became the first members of Congress to test positive for coronavirus, President Donald Trump signed an emergency aid package that will help families already feeling economic pain and stocks took another hit Wednesday as the life-changing pandemic continued to torment the country.
Meanwhile, China marked a coronavirus milestone of sorts Thursday as the city of Wuhan and the surrounding province where the global outbreak began reported no new domestic cases.
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 was nearing 9,000, with more than 218,800 confirmed cases.
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, a Florida Republican, and Rep. Ben McAdams, a Democrat from Utah, have gone into self-quarantine after becoming the first members of Congress to be confirmed as having the virus.