Total U.S. Coronavirus Cases Now Over 300,000, and Deaths Surpass 8,000

A body wrapped in plastic is unloaded from a refrigerated truck and handled by medical workers wearing personal protective equipment due to COVID-19 concerns
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. is now over 300,000, with the number of deaths at more than 8,000, according to NBC News’ tally.

The most recent figures show 300,092 cases and 8,078 deaths in the U.S. Globally, the death toll is more than 59,100, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The CDC is recommending now that Americans wear cloth masks when out in public. And, New York, by far the hardest-hit state, is gearing up for its peak number of cases, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo said is expected in four to 10 days. China is donating 1,000 ventilators to the state, and another 140 are coming from Oregon.

Support on Capitol Hill among both Republicans and Democrats for an independent 9/11-style commission to investigate the country’s response to the outbreak appears to be growing.

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Source: NBC News