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U.S. coronavirus updates: Death toll tops 3,000

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Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Map: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

The U.S. death toll from the novel coronavirus surpassed 3,000 late Monday.

The state of play: There were more than 164,000 confirmed cases in the U.S. early Tuesday — more than any other country in the world, per Johns Hopkins data. The COVID-19 death toll stood at 3,170. The number of recoveries had risen to more than 5,900.

  • Italy has the world's highest COVID-19 death toll, with more than 11,500 people dying from the virus.

The big picture: At least 30 state governors and the District to Columbia have ordered their residents to stay home to promote social distancing and limit community spread from the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Those states account for about 3/4 of the American population, the N.Y. Times notes. More cities like Boston, Detroit, New Orleans and Philadelphia, are reporting an influx of cases, prompting states to take stronger actions.

What they're saying: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci told CNN models suggest coronavirus could infect millions of Americans and kill 100,000–200,000, though he stressed the projections are "a moving target."

  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan cited data Monday suggesting that D.C., Maryland and Virginia could look like the New York area in two weeks' time.
  • President Trump brushed aside allegations on Monday that China is spreading misinformation about the origin of the coronavirus on "Fox & Friends."

Between the lines: U.S. testing capacity has increased as more commercial labs pledge to up production. More available tests mean more COVID-19 cases will be discovered and reported. However, rural-state governors across the nation paint a more troublesome picture on access to tests, contradicting President Trump that U.S. is up on track.

What's happening: Ford and GE Healthcare announced plans on Monday to produce 50,000 machines by early July to fight the coronavirus.

  • The White House said Sunday it would extend its social-distancing guidelines until April 30.
  • Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort docked Monday in New York as it prepares to begin assisting the medical needs of the city's citizens with 1,000 beds due to the strain on the health care system.

State government responses: Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia all announced stay-at-home orders on Monday.

What to watch: Americans will get one-time direct deposits from the $2.2 trillion stimulus package of up to $1,200, and married couples will receive $2,400, plus an additional $500 per child.

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout. Check back for the latest.

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President Trump told a press briefing Sunday the U.S. coronavirus death toll could have reached 2.2 million without social distancing restrictions, and it would signal "we all together have done a very good job" if the number is limited to 100,000–200,000.

Why it matters: Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN earlier Sunday that models suggest COVID-19 could kill 100,000–200,000 Americans, though he stressed the projections are a "moving target." Trump said it's a "horrible number," but it could it have been worse were it not for the restrictions and the $2.2 trillion stimulus package he signed into law Friday.

Fauci says 100,000 to 200,000 Americans could die from coronavirus

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that models suggest the coronavirus will infect millions of Americans and could kill 100,000–200,000, though he stressed that the projections are "such a moving target."

Why it matters: Fauci has been the coronavirus task force's most outspoken advocate for emergency social distancing measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus, sometimes contradicting President Trump's more optimistic outlook.

World coronavirus updates: World Bank warns economic pain unavoidable

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens and confirmed plus presumptive cases from the CDC

The novel coronavirus has caused a "global shock" and significant economic pain "seems unavoidable in all countries," the World Bank said in an economic update for
East Asia and the Pacific on Monday.

The big picture: COVID-19 cases surged past 786,000 and the death toll exceeded 37,800 early Tuesday, per Johns Hopkins data. Italy reported more than 11,500 deaths.

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