Good morning, it’s Wednesday, April 15.
Here’s your morning update on the coronavirus.
There are over 1.9 million cases of the virus worldwide, with over 600,000 of those cases in the United States, per data from Johns Hopkins.
Spain has 177,000 cases and Italy has 162,000 cases.
New York state, however, has over 200,000 cases, per data from the New York state government website.
Last night, President Trump announced that he was halting American funding of the World Health Organization, and blamed the World Health Organization’s response to the pandemic.
The President has not said whether or not the U.S. will permanently stop funding the WHO.
To put the numbers in context, The U.S. contributed around $550 million to the WHO’s budget, which totals $6 billion.
And your stimulus check will come bearing President Trump’s name.
President Trump’s name will be located in the memo section of the check, per reports from both the New York Times and Washington Post.
And President Trump said that state governors will have the authority to reopen their individual states.
Trump even suggested that the decision to reopen for some states could come as soon as May 1.
Focusing specifically on New York, the New York City death toll has surpassed 10,000 in the city alone after New York City added 3,700 previously uncounted fatalities.
Adding in that number to the official death toll pushes New York City fatalities to around 10,300
As of Tuesday, the official death toll from New York State was 10,800.