CORONAVIRUS: News Roundup

CDC Says SARS Might Be A Form Of The Coronavirus

CDC Says SARS Might Be A Form Of The Coronavirus

Here's a look at Wednesday's coronavirus news.

Waffle House, which has its own index for measuring natural disasters, has declared a code Red and has closed 365 of its restaurants. More than 1,600 are still open.  

Amazon says workers at six of its warehouses in New York City; Oklahoma City; Jacksonville, Florida; Sheperdsville, Kentucky; Katy, Texas, and Brownstown, Michigan have tested positive. (USA Today

The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has passed 422,000, with more than 18,000 fatalities. (Yahoo! News)

In the U.S., there are now more than 55,000 confirmed cases and more than 790 deaths. (Yahoo! News)

The House and the Senate agreed to a deal late Tuesday on a $2 trillion aid package, the largest in American history, to help U.S. workers and businesses through the economic fallout due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Yahoo! News)

In the wake of Mardi Gras, New Orleans has become an epicenter of coronavirus. (NBC News)

Los Angeles County had the first suspected coronavirus death of a person under 18, but there may have been other factors. (Los Angeles Times)

Stocks surged with the news Congress was close to agreeing to a coronavirus stimulus package. (Los Angeles Times)

Gun stores in Los Angeles were shutdown because they are considered "non-essential" during he coronavirus pandemic. (Los Angeles Times)

VP Mike Pence says the FDA is approving "off-label" use of hydroxy chloroquine in the fight against coronavirus. (FOX News)

New York GovernorAndrew Cuomo warns the state may need 140,000 hospital beds. (FOX News)

The first immigrant in an ICE detention center has tested positive for coronavirus. (The Hill)

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