What to Watch Friday: Worldwide Coronavirus Cases, a U.S. Update and the Markets

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We've almost made it, y'all.

Here's what you need to know Friday morning. 

Worldwide, there are over 245,000 cases of the coronavirus, with over 10,000 deaths.

Here are the top five countries by cases. China leads with 81,000 cases, then there's Italy with 41,000, Iran with 18,000, Spain with 18,000 and Germany with 16,000.

Watch the video above for more.

Video Transcript:

Good morning, it’s Friday, March 20.

This morning, we’re taking a look at the markets and I’ll give you the latest on the coronavirus.

Futures rebounded, hitting limit up in premarket trading Friday.

If the market opens in the green, it will be for the second day in a row.

On Thursday, all three indices closed up.

Now, here’s your coronavirus update.

Worldwide, there are over 245,000 cases of the virus, with over 10,000 deaths.

Over 86,000 people have recovered from the virus.

The top five countries are: China with 81,000 cases, Italy with 41,000, Iran with 18,000, Spain with 18,000 and Germany with 16,000.

The U.S. is sixth when it comes to the amount of cases, according to Johns Hopkins. There are over 14,000 cases in the U.S, with around 205 deaths.

Last night, California governor Gavin Newsom ordered Calirfornia’s 40 million residents to stay at home, except for essential activities.

This is the largest lockdown in the U.S. currently.

We could see a surge in jobless claims next week due to the layoffs because of the coronavirus. In fact, the claims could top 1.5 to 2 million as the labor market is crippled by the aftershocks of the virus.

This week, jobless claims came in at 281,000.

Jim Cramer and I will be bringing you the latest on the markets live at 10am. You can find us on TheStreet.com or on Facebook or Twitter @TheStreet.

I’m Katherine Ross, and stay safe out there, yall.