COVID-19 Updates: March 24, 2020

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Latest Cases (via worldometers): (as of 8:50 p.m. ET)

United States

Cases:

53,655

Deaths

698

World:

Cases:

421,413

Deaths:

18,810


The latest updates from our news team (continue checking back for more):

BREAKING: LA County Sheriff says enforcement efforts to close gun stores have been suspended after county counsel intervened w/ a legal opinion that gun stores can be considered an essential business under the Governor’s statewide order – Fox LA


BREAKING: Three Miami-Dade jail employees have tested positive for COVID-19 (Miami Herald) – 8:55 p.m. ET


BREAKING: San Francisco has reported its first death from COVID-19 (8:45 p.m. ET)


BREAKING: San Diego announces 12 new cases, including two infants, and the second death in the county (8:42 p.m. ET)


BREAKING: Miami has ordered residents to shelter in place, effective 11:59 pm. ET tonight – NBC 6 (8:40 p.m. ET)


A grocery store in San Jose, California, is closed after an employee died from COVID-19 coronavirus. The FoodMaxx location on Parkmoor Avenue is now closed – KTVU (8:32 p.m. ET)

BREAKING: New York state reports 683 new cases of coronavirus and 61 new deaths, raising total to 26,348 cases and 271 dead – BNO News – 8:22 p.m. ET

192 of the deaths are in New York City


BREAKING: Los Angeles Police Department now reports 12 cases of coronavirus among their employees, including 11 officers – KNX 1070 (8:18 p.m. ET)


BREAKING: All non-essential businesses ordered to close in Washington, D.C. starting at 10 p.m. Wednesday night. The closures will last at least through April 24 (NBC DC) – 8:09 p.m.


Over the past 24 hours, Spain has reported nearly 7,000 new cases of coronavirus and 680 new deaths, raising the total to 42,058 cases and 2,991 dead (BNO News) – 8:01 p.m. ET


BREAKING: 211 members of the New York Police Department have tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus (ABC News Radio) – 7:33 p.m. ET


BREAKING: White House Coronavirus Official Birx says everyone who left New York City in last few days should self-quarantine for next 14 days (NBC News) – 6:12 p.m. ET


New Jersey man charged with terroristic threat after coughing on supermarket employee and telling her that he had coronavirus (BNO News) – 5:36 p.m. ET


Food and Drug Administration today announced that is making it easier for doctors to try an experimental treatment for COVID-19 patients that uses plasma from people who had the disease and recovered (NPR) – 5:16 p.m. ET


Los Angeles County in California has reported the first death of a minor from coronavirus in the United States – 5:03 p.m. ET

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