10 things you need to know today: March 31, 2020

U.S. coronavirus death toll rises over 3,000

The U.S. death toll in the COVID-19 pandemic surpassed 3,000 on Monday, with more than 160,000 confirmed infections. New York has more than a third of the country’s cases, with 67,000, and 1,342 deaths. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) urged nurses and doctors from parts of the country that have not been hit hard to travel to his state to help treat patients. In New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles, leaders are establishing field clinics. Navy hospital ships have arrived in New York and Los Angeles to relieve overwhelmed health-care facilities by treating non-coronavirus patients. In Illinois, officials plan to convert Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center, the largest in North America, into a facility with room for up to 3,000 coronavirus patients. [USA Today]

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