Sanjay Gupta, Anderson Cooper to host CNN town hall on coronavirus

Sanjay Gupta, Anderson Cooper to host CNN town hall on coronavirus
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CNN will host a "Coronavirus: Facts and Fears" town hall on Thursday night, according to a network announcement.

The special, hosted by "AC 360" anchor Anderson Cooper and CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, will run two hours starting at 10 p.m.

"Joined by health experts, Cooper and Gupta will focus on the facts, what the current domestic and international situations are and what we should and should not do to prevent the virus from spreading," the announcement reads.


"The experts will take questions from the studio audience and from viewers around the world. Joining remotely will be patients who have been infected with the virus. CNN reporters will provide global updates as well," it adds.

The U.S. death toll currently stands at 9, with all deaths occurring in Washington state.

There are now at least 130 known coronavirus cases across 13 U.S. states.

Overall, there have been more than 3,200 deaths worldwide from the virus, with all but approximately 220 occurring in China. 

Earlier Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., Fox News will host a town hall featuring President TrumpDonald TrumpSenate rejects attempt to block Biden's Saudi arms sale Crenshaw slams House Freedom Caucus members as 'grifters,' 'performance artists' Senate confirms Biden's nominee to lead Customs and Border Protection MORE, his first of the 2020 campaign season. The event will be moderated by "Special Report" anchor Bret Baier and "The Story" anchor Martha MacCallum.