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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. ET: 1,002,159 — Total deaths: 51,485 — Total recoveries: 208,949Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 4:30 p.m. ET: 236,339 — Total deaths: 5,648 — Total recoveries: 8,861Map.
  3. 2020 update: The Democratic National Committee said its July convention will be postponed until August because of the coronavirus.
  4. Jobs update: 6.6 million people filed for unemployment last week — 3.5 million people likely lost their employer health insurance coverage.
  5. Business update: Instacart says it will send health safety kits to delivery workers
  6. Public health latest: FDA allows blood donations from gay men after 3-month waiting period, citing "urgent need"
  7. 🎧 Podcast: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said startups will be eligible for coronavirus stimulus loans
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  9. Other resources: CDC on how to avoid the virus, what to do if you get it.

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Americans without IRS direct deposit may not receive stimulus checks for months

Trump at the stimulus bill signing. Photo: Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images

Coronavirus stimulus payments will begin to be distributed in mid-April, but Americans without direct deposit accounts set up with the IRS may not receive checks until August, according to a House Ways and Means Committee memo first reported by CNN and confirmed by Axios.

Why it matters: The IRS estimates that only about 70 million of the roughly 150 million Americans eligible for the payments have direct deposit information on file, according to CNN.

World coronavirus updates: Confirmed cases top 1 million

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

Novel coronavirus infections hit the 1-million-mark on Thursday after "near exponential growth" that's reached "almost every country," World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

The big picture: The global death toll exceeded 50,000 on Thursday, per Johns Hopkins data. Italy has reported nearly 14,000 deaths. Governments around the world have introduced public health and economic measures to try and curb the impact of the virus.

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