14 things to know for today about coronavirus

The United States officially crossed China’s death toll from coronavirus, a grim milestone, although it is worth noting that there are major questions about China’s statistics. 

There are now at least 181,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the U.S., including 3,606 deaths, as of Tuesday evening, according to Johns Hopkins University. 

The White House also projected a grim death toll from the virus with President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump announces new social media network called 'TRUTH Social' Virginia State Police investigating death threat against McAuliffe Meadows hires former deputy AG to represent him in Jan. 6 probe: report MORE cautioning Americans to brace for a "very, very painful two weeks."


One of the reasons the virus could be spreading so fast? The director of the CDC said up to 25 percent of people with the virus never show symptoms, meaning they could unknowingly be spreading it. As for those needing intensive care to treat the virus, about 78 percent had at least one underlying condition, the CDC also reported. 

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In the states:

  • Maryland’s Republican governor, Larry Hogan, told NPR it’s “just not true” that testing problems are over, as President Trump said Monday. John Bowden reports
  • Massachusetts extended its stay at home advisory until May 4, Gov. Charlie Baker announced. Read more here


On a lighter note: Check out this video of mountain goats that took over a locked down town in Wales.