Coronavirus live updates: Trump wants big tax cut, Seattle-area officials confirm 74 new cases

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.

Google is temporarily banning ads for medical face masks, which have proliferated online as the coronavirus spreads. 

“Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to temporarily ban all medical face mask ads,” a Google spokeswoman said in an email to CNBC. “We’re actively monitoring the situation and will continue to take action as needed to protect users.”

The restriction only applies to face masks for now, and does not apply to ads for other products that could protect against the outbreak, like hazmat suits and sanitizers, which have also proliferated in recent weeks. Google said it is “continuing to evaluate” whether the ban should apply to other products, and said will take a “few days” to take down existing mask ads, meaning users are likely to still see them in the coming days. Google is temporarily banning ads for medical face masks, which have proliferated online as the coronavirus spreads. 

“Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to temporarily ban all medical face mask ads,” a Google spokeswoman said in an email to CNBC. “We’re actively monitoring the situation and will continue to take action as needed to protect users.”

The restriction only applies to face masks for now, and does not apply to ads for other products that could protect against the outbreak, like hazmat suits and sanitizers, which have also proliferated in recent weeks. Google said it is “continuing to evaluate” whether the ban should apply to other products, and said will take a “few days” to take down existing mask ads, meaning users are likely to still see them in the coming days. — Elias, Graham

Seattle and King County officials announced 74 new cases and two deaths, bringing the total in the county to at least 190 infections and at least 22 deaths. Health officials said access to more testing is showing that COVID-19 is spreading more rapidly in King County. of the 22 deaths in King County, 19 were related to the Life Care residential home in Kirkland, Washington, that has become the source of an epidemic. —Lovelace

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

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/10/coronavirus-latest-updates-us-markets-set-to-pop-as-trump-eyes-stimulus.html

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