The global death toll from the pandemic is now more than 21,000.
The number of coronavirus cases in Europe topped 250,000, more than half of which are in hard-hit Italy and Spain. "I don't know how I will manage". The number of cases worldwide has exceeded 500,000.
Given the exponential rise in cases, the U.S.'s population and the its still-increasing testing capacity, the USA will likely surpass Italy (74,386) and China (81,782) for the most confirmed cases of the disease in the coming days - both of whom have begun to see new cases slow because the virus spread there first.
"Everything is so surreal", he said. "I can't pretend that I always feel that, though".
The Senate voted to pass a $2 trillion economic relief package, which will go to the House next. The government will give the self-employed grants equal to 80% of their average monthly profits, up to 2,500 pounds ($2,975) per month.
Italy, the eurozone's third-biggest economy and a major exporter of machinery, textiles and other goods, became the first Western developed nation to idle most of its industry, extending a shutdown on smaller, nonessential businesses to heavy manufacturers. The country is already in recession, with an unemployment rate of 29%. There are only 3,947 active cases in China at the moment, a starkly low number compared to the U.S.'s 77,830 active cases.
So far, more than 120,000 people have recovered from the virus, according to the Johns Hopkins tally.
While the coronavirus epidemic was slow to reach Africa, the number of cases and deaths have been rising, raising fears of how the continent, plagued by poverty and poor health infrastructure could cope with the crisis.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that he expects the need for 140,000 hospital beds at the peak of the state's crisis - which is more than double the current capacity, according to NBC New York.