12 things to know today about coronavirus

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

There are more than 775,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus worldwide, including 159,000 in the U.S.  There are nearly 3,000 U.S. deaths.

Today, more states issued orders for residents to stay at home, including Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia. But some governors have been reluctant to take such sweeping actions and are facing criticism. 

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Meanwhile, abortion rights advocates sued officials in Iowa, Oklahoma, Alabama and Ohio to ensure access to the procedure during the pandemic, and a federal judge stepped in to block Texas from banning abortion. 

Back in Washington, Democrats are already talking about the next relief package.

 

Here's what you need to know today: 

 

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In Congress:

 

Elsewhere: