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13 things to know for today about coronavirus

Welcome to The Hill’s daily roundup of coronavirus news. 

There are more than 266,600 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S., including nearly 7,000 deaths. New York recorded its largest single-day death toll from the coronavirus, with 562 deaths in the past 24 hours. The state continues to be the epicenter of the pandemic in the U.S. with nearly 103,000 confirmed cases, including 2,900 deaths.

Today, President TrumpDonald TrumpSouth Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Ex-Trump aide Pierson won't run for Dallas-area House seat House Oversight panel reissues subpoena for Trump's accounting firm MORE said the administration would recommend that Americans wear masks or face coverings in public, but stressed that the guidance would be voluntary.

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In Congress, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTanden withdraws nomination as Biden budget chief Boehner book jacket teases slams against Cruz, Trump Gun violence prevention groups optimistic background check legislation can pass this Congress MORE (R-Ky.) said that there would be a fourth coronavirus bill. And the March jobs report showed the economy losing 701,000 jobs.

Here's what you need to know for today. 

 

From Congress: