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As death toll nears 100,000, some Americans break from social distancing during holiday weekend

Many Americans visited beaches for the Memorial Day weekend amid concerns from officials that the crowds could result in a spike of coronavirus cases. CNN's Rosa Flores has more.

Americans are crowding public places and officials fear possibility of spikes in coronavirus cases

Video released by the Volusia County Sheriff's Office shows a crowd of people not socially distancing while celebrating Memorial Day weekend in Daytona Beach, Florida. A person making a rap video caused a disturbance when they began throwing money from a car, according to Sheriff Mike Chitwood. CNN's Ana Cabrera talks to Mayor Derrick Henry about how the city is managing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Covid-19 cases surge in some states as Americans celebrate Memorial Day weekend

CNN's Natasha Chen describes a hostile encounter with a beachgoer while reporting on location in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Some Americans take a holiday from social distancing and officials fear future spikes in coronavirus cases

Hundreds attended a Memorial Day weekend pool party at the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri despite the state's social distancing policies.

Covid-19 cases surge in some states as Americans celebrate Memorial Day weekend

Governor Doug Burgum (R-ND) fights back tears discussing masks during his daily press briefing about coronavirus, saying that those wearing masks during the Covid-19 pandemic may not be doing so for political reasons.

Memorial Day weekend: Americans visit beaches and attractions with pandemic warnings in mind

CNN's Pete Muntean took a road trip to see how travelers are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic during Memorial Day weekend.

Federal officials accuse two groups of selling fake coronavirus vaccines and treatment

White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx presents data about which US areas still have a high rate of positive tests for the coronavirus.

Experts skeptical after researchers report positive vaccine results

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen responds to Dr. Deborah Birx's comments about a new hydroxychloroquine study during a White House press briefing.

We will be seeing more of the scientists from the White House coronavirus task force soon, Fauci says

Dr. Anthony Fauci, a key member of the White House coronavirus task force, explains why he is encouraged by early findings in a recent coronavirus vaccine trial.

As states begin to reopen, some Americans say it's about time. Experts are not so sure.

CNN's Randi Kaye takes a closer look at how quickly germs can spread in restaurants through a science experiment designed to track germ droplets.

All states will be partially reopened by Memorial Day weekend despite at least 17 recording upward case trends

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) says that he has been encouraging major New York sports teams to plan reopenings without fans amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Early results from Moderna coronavirus vaccine trial show participants developed antibodies against the virus

Elizabeth Cohen breaks down how vaccines work, why they keep us safe and why they're most effective when everyone gets them.

States relax more rules, but some could return to stay-at-home orders if coronavirus cases surge

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo got a coronavirus test during his daily news briefing, saying "it is so fast and so easy that even the governor can take this test."

Health officials double down on the dangers of mass gatherings as states reopen more venues

CNN's Manu Raju reports that the House of Representatives passed a sweeping bill to spend more than $3 trillion for Covid-19 relief, despite opposition from Republicans as well as within their own ranks from some moderates and progressives.

US coronavirus deaths to surpass 100,000 by June 1, CDC director says

Scientists in London are working to develop a radical new type of vaccine in the effort to combat Covid-19. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.

Mass gatherings are making their way back into US life but may not look the way we remember

McDonald's sent franchise operators in the United States a detailed instruction manual outlining requirements for reopening dining rooms.

New coronavirus case counts are going down in almost half of US states. But it's too soon to celebrate

Jayden Hardowar was rescued by his 15-year-old brother's quick thinking after going into cardiac arrest at home, his family says, following what doctors told them was a coronavirus-related condition. CNN's Anderson Cooper speaks with Tyron Hardowar and his father Roup about the 8-year-old's ordeal.

California tells hospitals to consider having a lottery for sought-after Covid-19 drug

There's not enough remdesivir for all Covid-19 patients, so California has suggested hospitals hold a lottery.

CDC warns doctors about childhood illness linked to Covid-19

Doctors are seeing an increase in multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MISC -- a condition that experts say might be linked with the novel coronavirus. CNN's Sanjay Gutpa reports.

Expect more cases of strange coronavirus syndrome in kids, doctors warn

The CDC is warning doctors to look out a mysterious illness in children that could be linked to the coronavirus. CNN's Brianna Keilar speaks to a doctor about the symptoms and how to spot any red flags.

At least 4 states combined numbers from two tests, possibly providing a misleading picture of coronavirus spread

Non-essential businesses are closed around the country. So some small business owners are reinventing how they work: a lighting designer is delivering groceries, a science toy store owner is moving online, and a baker is looking for whatever work she can get.

The number of new coronavirus cases is going down in 28 states as reopening efforts continue

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how difficult it will be to mitigate spread of the coronavirus in restaurants, one of the businesses set to reopen following governors relaxing orders in some Southern states.

Covid-19 isn't just a respiratory disease. It hits the whole body

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta highlights how Covid-19 is baffling doctors, seemingly triggering a number of health issues and mysterious symptoms all over the body.

Los Angeles mayor says while stay-at-home order stays, 'do not freak out' about it

Los Angeles County is expected to remain under some sort of stay-at-home order through July, according to Health Director Barbara Ferrer. CNN's Jake Tapper speaks with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Los Angeles mayor says while stay-at-home order stays, 'do not freak out' about it

Dr. Anthony Fauci tells Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) that if states and areas reopen prematurely, there could be "really serious" consequences.

US on track towards more deaths as states continue to ease coronavirus restrictions, researcher warns

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious diseases expert, defended his guidance to the federal government over how to respond to the Covid-19 outbreak, telling Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) that "I have never made myself out to be the 'end-all'" and warning against "cavalier" thinking that children could be immune to the disease's effects.

Los Angeles County is telling people they may need to stay home until August

Lawrence Garbuz has spent the last two months recovering from Covid-19. Health officials think he may have been one of the earliest cases in New York City.

US coronavirus death toll passes 80,000 as states move to phased reopening

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces the state is preparing to begin tentatively reopening on May 15.

It can still be hard to get a coronavirus test -- and that's not the only problem

As coronavirus testing in the United States becomes more readily available, the quality of some tests is under scrutiny. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

Health officials warn against Mother's Day gatherings while modeling projects more US deaths than expected

Three New York children have died of an inflammatory illness recently observed in dozens of New York children that could be linked to Covid-19, according to state health officials. CNN's Polo Sandoval has more.

Coronavirus found in men's semen

New research in China shows that coronavirus can remain in the semen of men who have been formerly diagnosed with the illness.

Everything you need to know about a mysterious illness that could be linked to coronavirus in children

For months, parents have been counting their blessings amid reports that the novel coronavirus generally seemed to spare children. Now, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is warning of disturbing signs that children might not be immune to risks related to Covid-19.

How does the government decide who gets remdesivir? Doctors have no idea

Remdesivir is the only drug shown to be effective against Covid-19 in a rigorous trial. But the drug's maker, Gilead Sciences, says there's only enough of it in the world for about 200,000 patients. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

California was one of the first states to issue a stay-at-home order. Tomorrow, it'll start to reopen

As Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine moves into human trials, Dr. Mark Mulligan discusses when we'll know if it's safe and effective.

Dozens more children hospitalized in New York with rare symptoms that could be linked to coronavirus

As complaints about dire shortages of protective gear for medical workers on the frontlines of the Covid-19 crisis began to stream in, President Donald Trump was quick to point the finger of blame at his predecessor, Barack Obama. CNN's Sara Murray reports.

Is Covid-19 scaring heart attack victims away from ERs?

Scientists hope monoclonal antibodies from plasma will be an effective treatment in the fight against Covid-19. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has more.

While she treated coronavirus patients, the US denied her a green card

Dr. Julia Iafrate is a sponsored immigrant volunteering to help save the lives of coronavirus patients in the ICU, and says she was denied a green card despite her extensive credentials. CNN's Chris Cuomo speaks with her about her experience.

None of the states starting to reopen have met White House guidelines, researcher says

The US Food and Drug Administration will now require antibody test makers to seek FDA authorization, as the agency aims to rein in unproven and fraudulent tests that have flooded the market.

America's coronavirus reopening debate comes down to how much a human life is worth, New York governor says

CNN's Chris Cuomo argues that the people rushing to reopen the country should be careful what they wish for.

Coronavirus model projects 134,000 deaths in US, nearly double its last estimate

Dr. Christopher Murray, director at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, explains why a key coronavirus model is now projecting 134,000 US deaths by August 2020.

Coronavirus restrictions continue to loosen this week after a weekend of recreation and protest across US

The FDA has approved emergency use of the experimental drug remdesivir to treat hospitalized patients with severe Covid-19, but experts say more clinical trials are needed. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Gilead Sciences says there are 'positive data' from a study on possible Covid-19 treatment remdesivir

Microsoft founder Bill Gates discusses the timeline for a potential vaccine for Covid-19 and gives his take on the right measures the US needs to implement in order to reopen schools with CNN's Fareed Zakaria.

US could be in for 'a bad fall and a bad winter' if it's unprepared for a second wave of coronavirus, Fauci warns

Dr. Anthony Fauci talks to CNN's Jake Tapper about the US effort to ramp up coronavirus testing and what we have learned about Covid-19.

US coronavirus cases surpass 1 million and the death toll is greater than US losses in Vietnam War

CNN's Jim Acosta reports on President Donald Trump's early predictions of coronavirus cases and compares them to the most recent US case toll of 1 million infections.

Coronavirus cases in the United States are nearing 1 million

Parts of Colorado are beginning to lift coronavirus restrictions. CNN's Gary Tuchman speaks with a local barber shop owner who plans to reopen, despite the fact that the state told him not to.

If sunlight kills coronavirus, why not try UV lamps?

As some businesses welcome employees back to work, they are turning to new sanitation protocols including UV light body scanning. CNN's Joshua Replogle reports.

He signed up for a coronavirus vaccine trial using a method that's never been used in humans. Here's why.

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with Sean Doyle, who is participating in a vaccine trial for Covid-19.

All your questions about how to wear a face mask -- answered

The CDC recommends that all Americans wear face coverings in public. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains why wearing them in addition to physical distancing is so important.

She was diagnosed with coronavirus and had to deliver her baby 14 weeks early while in a coma

Johana Mendoza Chancay was hospitalized for coronavirus while pregnant. She describes the emotional experience of being placed in a coma as doctors tried to save her and her baby.

States shouldn't reopen before May 1, and most should wait several more weeks, coronavirus model shows

Speaking to the Washington Post, CDC Director Robert Redfield warned a second wave of the Covid-19 coronavirus this year could be worse because it will coincide with flu season.

Top health experts caution against reopening society before coronavirus testing capacity expands

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta walks us through his coronavirus antibody test and highlights key details regarding this type of testing.

How to combat poor at-home work posture

Health and fitness expert Stephanie Mansour shares the best ways to correct and improve your posture while working from home.

How to combat poor at-home work posture

Health and fitness expert Stephanie Mansour shares the best ways to correct and improve your posture while working from home.

Covid-19 fears keep people from hospitals, but doctors say call 911 for heart attack and stroke

Rural hospitals are facing financial ruin and furloughing staff during the coronavirus pandemic. CNN's Leyla Santiago reports.

Pro tips for working from home and staying healthy

Ways to stay healthy and happy while working from home

Hospitals in minority communities have long struggled -- and then came Covid-19

CNN's Nick Valencia looks at the effect the coronavirus pandemic is having on Latino communities across the US.

States have begun unveiling plans to reopen but whether it's safe to do so is still unclear

Dr. Anthony Fauci says after a problem with testing early in the coronavirus pandemic, he believes there will be enough tests to begin reopening the US.

What we know about the state of coronavirus treatments, vaccines and antibody tests

While antibody testing is paramount to the United States reopening safely, some experts are concerned about the abundance of tests not authorized by the FDA. CNN's Drew Griffin investigates.

Trump wants some states to reopen soon but new outbreaks continue in nursing homes and food processing plants

Dr. Kent Sepkowitz and Dr. Esther Choo say that the US still needs widespread testing to find out more about coronavirus before the economy can safely be reopened.

People might be most infectious with coronavirus before they show symptoms, study suggests

Kizzmekia Corbett, the National Institute of Health's lead scientist for coronavirus vaccine research tells CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta that a vaccine for coronavirus could possibly be available to the general public by next spring.

US may have to endure social distancing until 2022 if no vaccine is quickly found, scientists predict

Harvard School of Public Health's Yonatan Grad explains how his team reached the conclusion that Americans will have the potential need for social distancing measures until 2022.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tracee Ellis Ross and Anne Hathaway get us to Sesame Street in coronavirus special

Elmo and Cookie Monster were joined by "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, actress Anne Hathaway and more to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

Prominent scientists have bad news for the White House about coronavirus antibody tests

Antibody testing could play a key role in reopening the economy, by identifying individuals with immunity, and getting a read on public immunity.

US marks highest number of deaths in a day after several days of a downward trend

President Trump says his "scariest day" happened last month when he was told the US had a shortage of ventilators.

Respiratory therapist with coronavirus gives birth to a daughter while in a medically induced coma

While pregnant, Angela Primachenko went to the hospital for a cough and ended up in a medically-induced coma due to coronavirus. Next thing she knew, she woke up without a pregnant belly in isolation. CNN affiliate KPTV reports.

Photos show bodies piled up and stored in vacant rooms at Detroit hospital

Photos shared among emergency room staff at Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit show bodies being stored in vacant hospital rooms and filling a refrigerated holding unit. CNN's Ryan Young has the details.

Covid-19 numbers show promise, but health experts warn each state is a different battleground

Over 150 million Americans are under a wind advisory or warning across the eastern US where winds will gust upwards of 50 mph.

Black Americans are being hammered by a double pandemic

NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson says black and minority communities need to take the Covid-19 pandemic seriously and points out the institutional difficulties that are putting urban communities at higher risk.

Covid-19 numbers show promise, but health experts warn each state is a different battleground

In an interview with Jake Tapper, Dr. Anthony Fauci, responds to reports that his early warnings on the pandemic were ignored.

Covid-19 numbers show promise, but health experts warn each state is a different battleground

Epidemiologist Jennifer Nuzzo, former FDA Commissioner Mark McClellan and economist Paul Romer weigh in on how the US should conduct Covid-19 testing.

10 commandments for better sleep

Whether you're dealing with anxiety, fighting an illness, or want to feel your best, a good night's sleep is extremely important. Here are some tips to help you sleep better.

US coronavirus cases top 500,000 as researchers say the worst is yet to come in Texas and Florida

Dr. Anthony Fauci tells CNN's Alisyn Camerota that antibody tests, which show who has already been infected with coronavirus, should be available soon, but that the virus will ultimately dictate when the country reopens.

US coronavirus cases top 500,000 as researchers say the worst is yet to come in Texas and Florida

Infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks with CNN's Alisyn Camerota about the potential for antibody coronavirus testing, as well as opening the US back up.

Every state is under a disaster declaration for the first time in US history because of coronavirus

Go There takes a look at how nurses - often the first on the front line in hospitals around the country - are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. We've talked to a few nurses who've spoken candidly about their stress, anxiety and fears surrounding treating patients.

US coronavirus cases top 500,000 as researchers say the worst is yet to come in Texas and Florida

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield weighed in on what needs to happen before he would recommend reopening the US economy.

How to make your own face mask (whether or not you know how to sew)

Not sure how to make, wear or clean your own masks at home? CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta demonstrates the proper methods using materials at home so health care workers can have the N95 masks they need at work.

New York's coronavirus outbreak came from Europe and other parts of the United States, research projects suggest

Two separate research projects suggest that the novel coronavirus may have been circulating in New York City earlier than thought and the earliest cases likely originated with travelers coming from Europe and other parts of the United States, not Asia.

Virology in the time of coronavirus: What a difference a month makes -- and the most important questions we still need to answer

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains why the US has so many coronavirus deaths when compared with the rest of the world.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta remembers Charlotte Figi, the little girl who changed the world

Charlotte Figi, a child with a catastrophic type of epilepsy who went on to inspire a CBD movement, has passed away at age 13. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reflects on her life.

Fauci says coronavirus hospitalizations are dropping because social distancing is working

Members of a National Academy of Sciences committee told the White House that it doesn't look like coronavirus will go away once the weather warms up. The prestigious scientific panel said data is mixed on whether coronavirus spreads as easily in warm weather as it does in cold weather. CNN's Don Lemon speaks with Dr. Harvey V. Fineberg, the committee's chairman, about the findings.

Scientists say coronavirus won't end with warmer weather while US plans for life under a new normal

CNN's Chris Cuomo pushed back at New York Governor Andrew Cuomo when he claimed that some might say New York was "too prepared" for the coronavirus pandemic.

A 6-year-old boy got a new heart after 4 years on the transplant list

6-year-old Carlos Rolon got a new heart after four years of waiting on the transplant list. He was born with an abnormality in his heart called unbalanced atrioventricular canal defect.

US coronavirus cases top 400,000, with more than 12,900 deaths. But future projections are better than expected

Dr. Chris Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, explains the drop in predicted deaths in their coronavirus model.

After Trump's statements about hydroxychloroquine, lupus and arthritis patients face drug shortage

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen breaks down the recent trend of some people to hoard hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to treat several diseases that some speculate could potentially help treat coronavirus, though no studies have concluded. Meanwhile, many of those who rely on the drug to manage their illnesses are unable to get it.

Coronavirus symptoms: 10 key indicators and what to do

CNN's Chris Cuomo talks about advice given to him by a pulmonary expert on how to fight Covid-19.

New York City reports a record 800-plus coronavirus deaths in one day

While the number of infections appear to be flattening in New York, officials warn this could be the deadliest week of the coronavirus pandemic. CNN's Nick Watt reports.

Coronavirus deaths jump in New York, but governor says hospitalizations are plateauing and distancing 'is working'

The origin of coronavirus are debated, but genetic detective work is leading scientists to point at one animal suspect, CNN's Drew Griffin reports.

Adjusted coronavirus model predicts fewer people in US will need hospitals, but 82,000 will still die by August

CNN's Martin Savidge profiles the experiences of Americans who are facing added difficulties to their daily lives due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

At 90, she said her final goodbyes as doctors prepared her to die from coronavirus. Then she survived

A 90-year-old woman at the Life Care Center in Washington contracted the coronavirus and was near death, but remarkably she recovered. She tells CNN's Sara Sidner her story.

More than 10,000 people in the US have died from coronavirus. And officials say this will be the most challenging week yet

CNN's Miguel Marquez goes inside an emergency room at the forefront of the coronavirus pandemic to show what the healthcare workers are up against.

Hydroxychloroquine and Covid-19: an explainer

Dr. Patrice Harris, President of The American Medical Association, says she would not prescribe hydroxychloroquine to anyone after President Donald Trump doubled on the use of drug, despite no evidence the drug is effective and safe for preventing or treating the coronavirus.

A difficult week ahead in the coronavirus fight begins with a US death toll nearing 10,000

CNN's Wolf Blitzer says thank you to the doctors, nurses and essential workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump suggests hydroxychloroquine may protect against Covid-19. Researchers say there's no evidence of that

During a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, President Donald Trump urged people to try the drug hydroxychloroquine, despite no evidence the drug is effective and safe for preventing or treating the coronavirus.

US coronavirus fight enters crucial weeks as the number of cases tops 330,000

While speaking at a coronavirus task force briefing, President Trump said that this week and next will probably be the toughest in the fight against coronavirus and that "there will be a lot of death."

US coronavirus death toll tops 8,000 as Trump warns 'there will be a lot of death'

CNN's Gary Tuchman interviews several congregants of an Ohio church about their decision to attend service, despite coronavirus outbreaks.

Is an 'immunity certificate' the way to get out of coronavirus lockdown?

Zahara de la Sierra is a small town of 1,400. In response to the novel coronavirus spread around the world, it is taking isolation very seriously.

Have to cook from home for the first time? Here's what you need to know (plus your first recipe!)

Want a healthy home-cooked meal, but don't have time? Here are three easy-to-make dishes using ingredients you probably have in your pantry.

New York's governor will sign executive order to allow redistribution of medical supplies to hospitals in need

Dr. Deborah Birx said she can tell by looking at the US curve of coronavirus cases that not every American is following the guidelines set out by the administration for people to stay home and be vigilant about washing their hands.

Journalist says she unknowingly infected others with coronavirus at her mom's 90th birthday party. Two died

Dr. Anthony Fauci explains why even after weeks of stay-at-home orders and social distancing, the peak of coronavirus in the US is still yet to come.

Nurse struggled to get tested and worked while infected with coronavirus

A nurse in New York who was showing symptoms of coronavirus worked at two hospitals for about seven days while waiting on test results that would eventually come back positive. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has the story.

A healthy 39-year-old DJ died of coronavirus. What his young widow and daughter want you to know

In an emotional interview, Nicole and Skye Buchanan remember their husband and father, 39-year-old Conrad Buchanan, who passed away from coronavirus.

Before a Washington mother died of coronavirus, her six children used a walkie-talkie to say goodbye

Elijah Ross-Rutter says his mom, a mother of six, died of Covid-19, and explains what he's doing to keep the promise he made to her to take care of his siblings.

'What are you waiting for?' California governor appeals to 11 states that haven't ordered residents to stay home

Dr. Sanjay Gupta checks in with CNN's Chris Cuomo, who is in isolation after testing positive for coronavirus, and discusses one of the intense symptoms the anchor has experienced.

Should you wear a mask? US health officials re-examine guidance amid coronavirus crisis

CNN's Sanjay Gupta expands on Dr. Fauci's recommendation that Americans who are not sick should wear masks in public.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta remembers 'giant' of neurosurgery who separated conjoined twins

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks back on the life of his friend and colleague Dr. James Goodrich, the renowned neurosurgeon best known for separating conjoined twins.

Stress eating these days? Here's some help

Celebrities have taken to social media to share their favorite recipes and cooking tips while they are staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic. HLN's Melissa Knowles reports.

The US is starting to see 'glimmers' that social distancing could be slowing the spread of coronavirus -- but there's more to do, officials say

Nurse practitioner Elyse Isopo says that in the 20 years she's been working in a New York ICU, she has never seen things as bad as they are now with the coronavirus.

New York neurosurgeon who separated conjoined twins dies from complications of Covid-19

In a CNN Exclusive, Dr. Sanjay Gupta followed the remarkable surgery of 13-month-old twins that were conjoined at the head, but are now separated.

Model cited by White House says 82,000 people could die from coronavirus by August, even with social distancing

New York Fire Department EMS Lieutenant-Paramedic Anthony Almojera describes the emotional toll of responding to emergency calls caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Model cited by White House says 82,000 people could die from coronavirus by August, even with social distancing

President Donald Trump "got it right away" when presented with data about the rise in coronavirus cases, which influenced his decision to extend social distancing guidelines, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said on CNN.

US extends social distancing guidelines to April 30. How well Americans follow them could mean the difference between 100,000 and millions of deaths, Birx says

President Donald Trump announces that he is extending US social distancing guidelines until April 30 at a coronavirus task force press briefing in the Rose Garden at the White House.

A 33-year-old member of the Louisiana governor's staff dies of coronavirus complications

A 33-year-old member of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' staff, April Dunn, died due to complications from coronavirus.

New York state overrules a hospital policy saying mothers must give birth without their partners

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo responds to President Donald Trump considering a short-term quarantine of coronavirus "hot spots," including New York.

CDC issues domestic travel advisory as coronavirus deaths climb past 2,000

CNN's Michael Smerconish discusses the complicated process of calculating the novel coronavirus death rate with Stanford professor Dr. Jay Bhattacharya.

CDC issues domestic travel advisory as coronavirus deaths climb past 2,000

From treating patients in a Brooklyn hospital and on the streets of Pittsburgh to getting soap into the hands of kids need it, CNN Heroes are fighting to save lives during the pandemic.

One Louisiana hospital is using brown paper bags by the ICU doors to store used masks

Louisiana's reported coronavirus related death toll increased by more than 40% in just one day. CNN's Ed Lavandera tells us more.

Quarantine: How to isolate you or your family due to possible coronavirus infection

CNN's Brian Todd speaks to experts on how to best care for coronavirus patients at home, amid outbreaks across the nation.

A letter from a Michigan hospital system details who would get life-saving resources if equipment runs short during the coronavirus pandemic

The Henry Ford health system has released an internal hospital memo detailing which patients would receive life-saving resources during the coronavirus pandemic if there was not enough equipment. A spokesperson tells CNN the "letter is part of a larger policy document developed for an absolute worst-case scenario."

Couple remove their masks for a kiss after coronavirus forced them apart

John and Melanie Haering were onboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan when the ship was quarantined over coronavirus concerns. The couple reunited over two weeks later. Watch the latest videos on Covid-19. 

Wednesday has been deadliest day in reported coronavirus deaths in US

Across the country at churches, beaches, and other gathering spaces, some Americans are ignoring pleas from officials to stay away from each other during the Covid-19 pandemic. Watch the latest videos on Covid-19. 

Here's everything you need to know about social distancing

One chart explains how the sacrifices we're making and "social distancing" could be the most powerful solution we have in fighting epidemics. Watch the latest videos on Covid-19. 

Cardiac injury among hospitalized Covid-19 patients tied to higher risk of death in new study

Most of the people with the novel coronavirus aren't dying, but the disease can be lethal to some. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains how the virus can become deadly. Watch the latest videos on Covid-19.

New hot spots emerge across the country as US overtakes China and Italy in number of coronavirus cases

CNN's Kyung Lah reports on California's efforts to manage the coronavirus outbreak, while some officials are issuing dire warnings that the situation could get much worse.

How to strengthen your immunity during the coronavirus pandemic. Part 1: Diet

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta demonstrates the correct way to wash your hands.

At least 13 patients died from coronavirus over 24 hours at a New York hospital

A video from The New York Times gives a glimpse inside one of the hardest hit hospitals in the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States.

Hospitals consider changes to do-not-resuscitate situations amid coronavirus pandemic

CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta says that doctors are discussing possibly changing do-not-resuscitate policies and are having conversations with families of coronavirus patients on the risks of infecting healthcare workers during resuscitation.

Quarantine: How to prepare for possible coronavirus infection

Your doctor may recommend testing if you have fever, ache, and breathing difficult. But don't just show up: call first, and be ready for some discomfort.

Wednesday has been deadliest day in reported coronavirus deaths in US

CNN's Chris Cuomo says President Donald Trump's latest timeline to re-open the US by Easter is prioritizing the economy over the lives of America's older generation, who are the most vulnerable to coronavirus.

US on track to become next coronavirus epicenter, but there's time to reverse course, health official says

CNN's David Culver speaks to Wuhan residents as the Chinese city where the novel coronavirus was first detected has announced it will lift the lockdown on April 8, marking a significant milestone in its battle against the deadly outbreak.

US on track to become next coronavirus epicenter, but there's time to reverse course, health official says

CNN's Wolf Blitzer speaks to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti about a Los Angeles County resident who is believed to be the first juvenile to have died from the novel coronavirus in the United States. After this report first aired, the LA County Department of County Health issued a clarification that there might be an "alternate explanation" for the fatality other than Covid-19.

New York hit hard but other states are suffering, too

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) says that New York needs ventilators so desperately that they will test splitting a ventilator between Covid-19 patients. Cuomo then chastises the federal government for not doing more to get ventilators to New York.

New York hit hard but other states are suffering, too

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized the federal response to coronavirus, saying the Federal Emergency Management Agency sent the state 400 ventilators — but they need 30,000.

Here's why the coronavirus may be killing more men than women. The US should take note

Healthcare providers are overwhelmed with the potential influx of coronavirus patients compared to their resources on hand. CNN's Sara Sidner talks to medical personnel around the country who are worried about their facility's ability to respond to the pandemic.

What these 34-year-old and 26-year-old coronavirus patients have to say to young adults

CNN's Erin Burnett speaks with Valerie Wilson, a 34-year-old who was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, about her struggles to find treatment.

Fearing coronavirus, Arizona man dies after taking a form of chloroquine used to treat aquariums

President Donald Trump continues touted chloroquine, a malaria drug he believes might help fight against coronavirus. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains why that and other drugs that might be effective against the virus need more evidence.

Care home nurse tells of terrifying and sudden ways coronavirus struck her patients

A nurse from the Life Care Center of Kirkland, Washington, tells of the war-like struggles as it became the epicenter of the first coronavirus outbreak inside the US. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine: what to know about the potential coronavirus drugs

Doctors are on the front lines of Europe's battle against the coronavirus. But a hospital in northern Italy is already creaking under the strain. Beyond the shortage of beds and ventilators, the doctors themselves are getting sick. CNN's Melissa Bell reports.

US coronavirus death toll grew by more than 100 on Monday as governors instituted even more rules

US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams emphasizes the need for the public to stay at home in a sober warning about the novel coronavirus pandemic. CNN's John Berman reports.

Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine: what to know about the potential coronavirus drugs

Loss of smell and taste could be symptoms of the novel coronavirus, according to ENT UK, a professional organization representing ear, nose and throat surgeons in the United Kingdom. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains.

Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine: what to know about the potential coronavirus drugs

Scientists at the University of Oxford have developed a rapid testing technology for the novel coronavirus, according to a press release from the university. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.

States try to stop hoarding of possible coronavirus treatments

President Trump made false claims about possible treatments for the coronavirus, and expert Dr. Anthony Fauci had to tamp down optimism about the treatments at a press conference.

US surgeon general warns 'this week, it's going to get bad' as hospitals struggle to keep up with sharply increasing coronavirus cases

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) says the state of New York is now competing with other states over resources needed to combat the coronavirus pandemic and therefore the federal government should nationalize the supply.

You want a coronavirus test -- here's why your doctor probably won't give you one

The U.S. has lagged behind other advanced nations in testing for the coronavirus. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.

Three more states join California in telling nonessential workers to stay home

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta says data out of China claims that 4 out of 5 people who contracted the novel coronavirus there did so from someone who didn't know they had it. Dr. Darria Long, an emergency room physician, says she is seeing people in their 40s on ventilators.

Self-isolation, quarantine and California's stay-at-home order: What the terms mean and how they differ

Some Bay Area localities have issued shelter-in-place orders. Is it okay to go outside, if you avoid crowds? What precautions should you take?

Doctors appeal for more supplies and millions ordered to stay home as reported US coronavirus cases jump past 13,000

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is ordering the state's nearly 40 million residents to stay home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. CNN's Dan Simon reports.

Data from China shows the majority of people with Covid-19 only suffer mild symptoms, then recover

As the number of novel coronavirus cases slows to a trickle within China but continues to soar outside, Chinese authorities are stepping up measures to prevent a surge in cross-border infections. CNN's David Culver reports.

A former firefighter and a retired magician are among people who've died from coronavirus in the US

CNN's Anderson Cooper pays tribute to a former FDNY fire marshal John Knox who passed away after contracting the novel coronavirus. His son, Zachary Knox, tells CNN that his father came out of retirement to help after the 9/11 terror attacks.

Health care workers getting sicker from coronavirus than other patients, expert says

Health care workers are putting themselves at risk to stop the spread of the coronavirus and care for those already infected. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on the dwindling supply of protective gear doctors and nurses need.

US coronavirus cases soar past 7,000 as health officials resort to desperate measures

As the world grapples with a deadly coronavirus outbreak, many hospitals in the US struggle to prepare for a major onslaught of patients needing care. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta has the details.

Why these volunteers chose to participate in a coronavirus vaccine trial

CNN's Brooke Baldwin speaks to one of the first people to test the coronavirus vaccine as part of a clinical trial in Washington.

Sweeping restrictions take effect in coronavirus response as health officials warn US is at a tipping point

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls for the Army Corps of Engineers to assist the state in building thousands of hospital beds for the expected growing number of coronavirus patients in the coming weeks.

US, UK coronavirus strategies shifted following UK epidemiologists' ominous report

President Donald Trump unveils tougher guidelines to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the US, including urging people to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people.

Americans face new shutdowns as coronavirus keeps spreading. But some say the bans aren't enough

Former White House health policy adviser Zeke Emanuel and Former Director of USAID's Emerging Threats Division Dennis Carroll analyze President Trump's coronavirus claims amid a rising number of infections.

Americans face new shutdowns as coronavirus keeps spreading. But some say the bans aren't enough

In a bold, emergency action to support the economy during the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Reserve announced it would cut its target interest rate to zero.

The CDC recommends organizers cancel or postpone events with 50 people or more for 8 weeks

The nation's top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci joins Brianna Keilar to discuss the state of coronavirus outbreak and his thoughts on a lockdown of the country.

The CDC recommends organizers cancel or postpone events with 50 people or more for 8 weeks

President Donald Trump's coronavirus test came back negative, according to White House physician Sean Conley.

The CDC recommends organizers cancel or postpone events with 50 people or more for 8 weeks

CNN senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen fact-checks President Trump's claim that testing for coronavirus is "complex."

People living with HIV in Wuhan struggle to find medicine during coronavirus outbreak

Thousands of people with HIV live in Hubei province -- where the novel coronavirus first reported -- are struggling to get the drugs they need, as the lockdown makes it impossible for them to leave homes and go to hospitals without special permission. CNN's David Culver reports.

Federal and most state prisons are banning visits to protect inmates from coronavirus

President Trump has declared a "national emergency" to free up federal resources to combat the coronavirus.

New Jersey town urges people to self-quarantine as US coronavirus cases top 2,800

Dr. Irwin Redlener says that it's "stunning" and "nonsense" for White House coronavirus task force member Seema Verma to claim that it is too premature to determine if the US has a shortage of ventilators. He says that the US is "incredibly underprepared for a major onslaught to hospitals," which he believes is inevitable.

Anxiety over coronavirus testing reaches a new level as American life comes to a near-halt

A woman from Seattle says she had the novel coronavirus and is recovering. She describes her experience with the virus during an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett.

Broadway theaters to suspend all performances because of coronavirus

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says he agrees that travel restrictions enacted by the Trump administration are merited due to the coronavirus concerns.

'They didn't protect us': Some coronavirus responders stunned by lack of protective measures

When emergency response teams were deployed to an Air Force base in northern California to assist potential victims of coronavirus, some members were stunned by the lack of proper protective gear they were given. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.

Children's coronavirus cases are not as severe, but that doesn't make them less serious

CNN's senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen explains why kids are not getting seriously ill or presenting with major cases of the coronavirus, according to health organizations tracking the virus.

'They didn't protect us': Some coronavirus responders stunned by lack of protective measures

Massachusetts' coronavirus cases have more than doubled, and Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency after Biogen employees who attended a company meeting in Boston last month tested positive for the virus. CNN's Athena Jones reports.

US coronavirus cases top 1,000 as WHO declares a pandemic

New York Times correspondent Dr. Sheri Fink details a report she co-authored that alleges a private lab in the Seattle area ran into federal and state administrative roadblocks as it tried to test for the coronavirus after the first cases were reported in the US.

Boston conference is the epicenter of state's coronavirus outbreak as Massachusetts governor declares state of emergency

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar explains why the CDC doesn't know the exact number of people who have been tested for the novel coronavirus as the US death toll rises.

More passengers aboard Grand Princess where 21 tested positive for coronavirus will disembark today as outbreak widens in the US

President Donald Trump says he would press lawmakers to enact a payroll tax cut and ensure assistance is available to hourly workers amid a coronavirus pandemic that's caused deep economic concerns and stock market shock.

More passengers aboard Grand Princess where 21 tested positive for coronavirus will disembark today as outbreak widens in the US

CNN's David Chalian breaks down a CNN poll in which Americans were asked how they feel about coronavirus and the Trump administration's response to it.

New York is producing its own hand sanitizer due to shortages caused by the coronavirus outbreak

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new hand sanitizer developed by the state after widespread shortages caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak. The sanitizer is being developed by Corcraft, which uses low-cost labor from inmates.

This nursing home has become the US epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, but patients' family members say they're left in the dark

Debbie de los Angeles tells CNN's John Berman about her mother's death at Life Care Nursing Home in Kirkland, Washington. The nursing home is linked to a number of deaths from novel coronavirus in the Seattle area.

Daylight savings year-round could save lives, improve sleep and other benefits

Daylight Saving Time makes our clocks "Spring forward" and "Fall back." CNN's Jennifer Gray explains why.

How the rapidly-spreading coronavirus evolved in the US

CNN's Omar Jimenez highlights the new reality in Seattle due to the risk of coronavirus.

Why the impact of coronavirus could be particularly bad on college campuses

Coronavirus has spread across 70 countries, prompting educational institutions around the world to postpone or cancel exchange programs. College students in Italy, France, Shanghai and Mauritius, explain how they are scrambling to make new plans.

Here's a list of disinfectants you can use against coronavirus

The Environmental Protection Agency released a list of chemicals and products that it says are strong enough to ward off "harder-to-kill" viruses than SARS-CoV-2, the virus that's responsible for the disease.

A state-by-state breakdown of US coronavirus cases

Six people have died in Washington state as more than 100 cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported across the US. CNN's Nick Watt reports.

Thousands of US residents have been asked by state governments to 'self-quarantine.' Here's what that looks like

CNN's Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta speak with a man that tested positive for the novel coronavirus about his symptoms during a CNN townhall.

A Wuhan evacuee was released from quarantine in Texas and later tested positive for the coronavirus

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman says he's "extremely nervous about the economics" of the coronavirus outbreak.

A Wuhan evacuee was released from quarantine in Texas and later tested positive for the coronavirus

CNN's Ivan Watson reports from Goyang, South Korea, where authorities are trying out a new method to test for the novel coronavirus. South Korea has over 4,200 cases, with 26 deaths.

A Wuhan evacuee was released from quarantine in Texas and later tested positive for the coronavirus

Vice President Pence says he knows there will be more coronavirus cases and more deaths are 'possible.'

The potential mind-altering, life-extending benefits of spring cleaning

Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how Marie Kondo's principles for cleaning out your home can lead to a long, healthy life.

The surgeon general wants Americans to stop buying face masks

A look at how coronavirus fears are fueling mask purchases.

First coronavirus death in US may be one of growing number of cases from an unknown source, official says

Officials in Washington discuss the first death from coronavirus in the United States.

First coronavirus death in US may be one of growing number of cases from an unknown source, official says

HHS Secretary Alex Azar tells reporters that the risk for contracting coronavirus remains low in the US.

What symptoms to be on the lookout for and how to protect yourself from coronavirus

Infectious disease specialist Dr. William Schaffner says that coronavirus could widely spread throughout the US as it has been confirmed in three more west coast communities.

Make-A-Wish helped a 10-year-old superhero stop a bank robbery and rescue someone from a burning building

Ten-year-old Gaige Pike's wish was to be a robot superhero. And for one day, through Make-A-Wish, his wish came true. Gaige took down bank robbers, put out a fire and rescued someone from a collapsing building.

After CDC confirms the first US coronavirus case of 'unknown' origin, it sends out new testing guidelines

A California resident who contracted novel coronavirus might be the first case of "community spread," the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains why it matters.

China's changed how it counts virus cases three times now. Here's why

Laurie Garrett, an expert on pandemics and author of "Ebola: Story of an Outbreak," spoke to CNN's Bianca Nobilo about what she thinks is behind the spike in novel coronavirus cases in China.

A woman took 550 times the usual dose of LSD, with surprisingly positive consequences

Psychiatrists are now considering the benefits of LSD and other psychedelic drugs in treatment. Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

With mom and daughters out of coronavirus quarantine, a Wisconsin family is happy to be together again

A Wisconsin family is finally reunited after Samuel Roth's wife and daughters spent weeks on lockdown in Wuhan, China, then under quarantine in California.

Americans evacuated from a quarantined cruise ship get stuck on buses with no bathrooms and fly 10 hours in cargo planes

Karey Maniscalco was among more than 300 American passengers who were evacuated from the novel coronavirus-struck Diamond Princess ship in Japan.

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