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 John TrumpHR McMaster says president's policy to withdraw troops from Afghanistan is 'unwise' Cast of 'Parks and Rec' reunite for virtual town hall to address Wisconsin voters Biden says Trump should step down over coronavirus response 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 McConnellMcConnell focuses on confirming judicial nominees with COVID-19 talks stalled McConnell accuses Democrats of sowing division by 'downplaying progress' on election security Warren, Schumer introduce plan for next president to cancel ,000 in student debt 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. 

 

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