Coronavirus updates live: Dow plunges as White House deals with crisis spread

Thursday, the United States reached 1,600 confirmed or suspected coronavirus cases, and the death toll climbed to 41. Kansas confirmed on Thursday of her first death.

Wall Street reported unprecedented losses as concerns stepped up about the pandemic’s economic effects, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping by 10 percent, and both the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 dropping by 9 percent.

This was for the Dow’s worst point drop ever, and the worst results since the 1987 market crash.

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