Coronavirus live updates: Trump wants big tax cut, NYC case count cant keep up

This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below are in Eastern time. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks. 

  • Global cases: More than 118,101, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
  • Global deaths: At least 4,262, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
  • U.S. cases: At least 808, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
  • U.S. deaths: At least 28, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Massachusetts’ Governor Charlie Baker declared an emergency after the state’s coronavirus cases more than doubled overnight, surging by 51 new cases. 

“Today there are 51 new presumptive positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed or presumptive positive cases in the commonwealth to 92,” said Marylou Sudders, secretary of Massachusetts’ health and human services. 

Sudders said 70 of the total cases all stem from a meeting of senior managers at in the Boston area late last month. Presumptive positive cases have been confirmed by state or local labs, but not by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The declaration of an emergency gives the state more flexibility to respond to the evolving outbreak, Baker said. —Higgins-Dunn

The organizers of the New York International Auto Show will postpone the event until late-August due to coronavirus concerns. The show, which was scheduled to begin the week of April 6, will now go from Aug. 28 through Sept. 6, the show announced Tuesday. More than 50 new models were expected to be unveiled at the event. The show is put on by the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association. The postponement comes weeks after the Geneva auto show in Switzerland was canceled days before opening to media due to the virus. —Wayland

Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden’s presidential campaigns canceled rallies set for Cleveland on Tuesday night due to coronavirus concerns, the first disruptions the outbreak has caused in the 2020 Democratic primary.

“Out of concern for public health and safety, we are canceling tonight’s rally in Cleveland,” Sanders campaign communications director Mike Casca said in a statement. “We are heeding the public warnings from Ohio state officials, who have communicated concern about holding large, indoor events during the coronavirus outbreak. Sen. Sanders would like to express his regret to the thousands of Ohioans who had planned to attend the event tonight.”

He said the Vermont senator’s presidential campaign will evaluate future events “on a case by case basis.” —Pramuk

A Pentagon official said Tuesday that the number of the coronavirus cases within the military and the overall Defense Department is likely higher than the reported total.

“I think that it is likely that the number is higher,” U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Paul Friedrichs, the senior health official for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said during a press briefing. He added that currently there are nine known cases: three active-duty servicemembers, one civil servant, four dependents and one contractor.

“I think it is likely given what we are seeing around the world and the fact that we have people all over the world that there are more than nine people affiliated with the Department of Defense,” he explained. —Macias


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