The number of people infected in the U.S. exceeded a quarter-million, and the death toll climbed past 7,000, with New York state alone accounting for more than 2,900 dead, an increase of over 560 in just one day.
MICHELLE R. SMITH, MARINA VILLENUEVE and REBECCA SANTANA
The stunning report Thursday from the Labor Department showed that job cuts are mounting against the backdrop of economies in the United States and abroad that have almost certainly sunk into a severe recession as businesses have shut down across the world.
This weekend will be wet with a few scattered showers both days. It will consist of off and on activity, and not a washout. Then, by next week, temperatures will be much warmer! It will get back to the mid to upper 80s by midweek
Rain chances over the next several days will be a little higher. Rain will be possible just about every day heading through next week. Some days will have more than others. Either way, I would be prepared for some shower activity
The bleak news Thursday — 6.6 million new unemployment claims on top of 3.3 million last week — came as the competition for scarce ventilators, masks and other protective gear seemed to grow more desperate and deaths mounted.
MICHAEL R. SISAK, LORI HINNANT and MARK SHERMAN Associated Press