New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday that "all Americans deserve the blunt truth" and that the current trajectory of the coronavirus outbreak suggests it will be "a lot worse" in April and May.

Driving the news: De Blasio ripped into President Trump for his response to the outbreak in New York City, claiming he "will not lift a finger to help his hometown." The mayor called on the military to be mobilized and for Trump to use the Defense Production Act to produce medical supplies like ventilators.

  • "The military has extraordinary medical capacity of its own that's been honed in fighting wars," de Blasio said. "They can handle any situation. ... The military is the best logistical organization in the nation."
  • "I cannot be blunt enough — if the president doesn't act, people will die who could have lived otherwise," he added.

The big picture: New York so far accounts for 12,323 coronavirus cases, or more than one-third of the reported total in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University data.

  • Trump announced last week that he ordered Navy hospital ships to dock in New York City and on the West Coast, but the Department of Defense said the ship destined for New York City is currently under maintenance.
  • On Saturday, Trump approved Federal Emergency Management Agency aid for New York after his administration issued a Major Disaster Declaration for the state.
  • The emergency declaration frees up funds to help recovery efforts, according to the New York Times.

Between the lines: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in his press conference that 53% of coronavirus cases in New York City are 18–49 years old.

  • He rebuked "arrogant" and "self-destructive" New Yorkers who have continued to congregate in parks on warm days, calling for an "immediate plan" from the city to strengthen social distancing.
  • "You have much less traffic in New York City because nonessential workers aren't going to work. Get creative, open streets to reduce the density," Cuomo said.

Go deeper: Illinois governor: States are "competing against each other" for medical supplies

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 1:30 a.m. ET: 32,995,554 — Total deaths: 996,695 — Total recoveries: 22,850,774Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 1:30 a.m. ET: 7,115,008 — Total deaths: 204,756 — Total recoveries: 2,766,280 — Total tests: 101,298,794Map.
  3. States: 3 states set single-day coronavirus case records last week
  4. Health: The long-term pain of the mental health pandemic
  5. World: India second country after U.S. to surpass 6 million cases

Democrats demand Trump release his tax returns after NYT report

Compilation images of House Nancy Pelosi and President Trump. Photo: Joshua Roberts/Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Democrats called on President Trump to disclose his tax returns following a New York Times report alleging he paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017 and nothing in 10 of the past 15 years.

Details: Trump said the report was "total fake news," that he's unable to release the returns as they're "under audit" by the IRS, "which does not treat me well." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a statement the report "provides further evidence of the clear need" for a House lawsuit to access the tax returns and "ensure the presidential audit program is functioning effectively, without improper influence."

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Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale hospitalized

Brad Parscale, the former campaign manager for President Trump's re-election campaign, at Drake University in January in Des Moines, Iowa. Photo: Tom Brenner/Getty Images

Fort Lauderdale police arrived at former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale's home on Sunday after his wife called and said he was threatening to harm himself, Florida officials confirmed to Axios.

Details: Fort Lauderdale Police Sgt. DeAnna Greenlaw told Axios officers responded to a report of "an armed male attempting suicide" just before 4 p.m. local time.

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