By the numbers: The coronavirus has now killed more than 5,900 people in the U.S. Over 243,000 people are now infected, while just over 9,000 have recovered.
What's happening: Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, recommended that all states across the U.S. implement stay-at-home orders.
- Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly relieved the captain of the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt after he sent a letter to officials pleading for help when members of his crew contracted the coronavirus.
- The FDA allowed blood donations from gay men after a 3-month waiting period, citing an "urgent need."
- Wisconsin's April 7 presidential primary will not be postponed, a federal judge ruled on Thursday. 13 states have delayed voting or made changes to promote social distancing to combat the spread of COVID-19.
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a new committee to oversee the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus outbreak, led by Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.).
- Roughly 3.5 million Americans likely lost their health insurance in the past two weeks, according to an analysis of state and federal data from the Economic Policy Institute.
- The Democratic National Committee announced its July convention will be postponed until August because of the coronavirus.
The big picture: COVID-19 is expected to peak in the U.S. in two weeks, but many states like Virginia and Maryland will see their individual peaks well after that. Nearly 40 state governors and the District to Columbia have ordered residents to stay home to limit COVID-19 community spread.
- Washington and California, which originally appeared to be epicenters of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., have slowed the surges of new cases — though it can't be ruled out that California is just behind on testing.
- Florida's slow response to the coronavirus may have set the stage for a disastrous outcome in one of the country's most vulnerable states.
Between the lines: U.S. testing capacity has increased as more commercial labs pledge to up production. More available tests mean more coronavirus cases will be reported.
- However, rural-state governors across the country paint a more troubling picture on access to tests, contradicting Trump that the U.S. is on track.
What to watch: In a major pivot in tone, Trump said Tuesday it's "going to be a very painful two weeks," with projections indicating the virus could kill 100,000–240,000 Americans — even with social distancing guidelines in place.
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Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout. Check back for the latest.