Case totals are escalating locally and nationally, with New Jersey reporting another 91 deaths Wednesday and the national toll projected to reach huge numbers. And it’s hard to tell when the peak might hit.
As the virus continues to spread, President Trump has approved a major disaster declaration for Pennsylvania, and Americans traveling abroad have been ordered to return to the U.S. immediately or risk being stuck where they are.
As cases and deaths climb across the region, Gov. Phil Murphy says New Jersey may need thousands more ventilators, while Philly officials don’t know when a $3 million shipment of N95 masks will arrive.
The local death toll of the coronavirus continues to climb as President Donald Trump has signed a $2.2 trillion stimulus package. Pennsylvania has moved its primary election to June and is instructing schools to make a "good faith effort" to continue education for students during the closures.
President Donald Trump declared New Jersey a major disaster area as the state reported a surge in confirmed cases. In Philadelphia, firefighters and police officers are among the growing number of people who have tested positive for the virus.
In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the death toll of the coronavirus continues to rise. Pennsylvania lawmakers voted to move the primary election to June, and are looking into the "soft reopening" of liquor stores.
Philadelphia and surrounding Pennsylvania counties enter a second day under a stay-at-home order as the number of cases of COVID-19 and related deaths continue to rise, and hospitals brace for a crush of patients amid a shortage of equipment and supplies.