Coronavirus live updates: Brief ground stops at NYC and Philly airports, Amazon doubles pay

  • The coronavirus has infected more than 287,000 and killed at least 11,921 worldwide, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

This is CNBC’s 24-hour blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below are in Eastern time. This live blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks. 

  • Global cases: More than 287,00
  • Global deaths: At least 11,921
  • U.S. cases: At least 19,931
  • U.S. deaths: At least 275

The data above is from Johns Hopkins University.

Flights into major New York City-area airports were briefly halted, as the coronavirus continues to cause staffing issues at air-traffic control facilities around the country, the Federal Aviation Administration said. —Leslie Josehs

Coronavirus scams are emerging, and many look remarkably similar to frauds from the 2008 financial crisis.

Government agencies like the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. issued warnings this week for Americans to be vigilant as con artists attempt to steal from consumers spooked by an onslaught of bad news related to COVID-19.

In many ways, the current crisis and its 2008 predecessor are quite different — this one caused by a pandemic that has infected more than 250,000 worldwide and the other by broad and systemic failures in the financial system. —Greg Iacurci

Air traffic into major New York City-area airports was halted, the Federal Aviation Administration said, as coronavirus continues to cause staffing issues at FAA facilities around the country.

An air traffic controller-trainee based at a control center on Long Island tested positive for the virus, COVID-19, the FAA said. The trainee hadn’t been in the facility since March 17 but the agency is working with local health authorities to sanitize and clean affected areas. The center is operational, it said.

Flights were delayed or canceled after FAA closed other air-traffic-control facilities around the country, including towers at Chicago’s Midway International Airport and McCarren International Airport, after technicians and others tested positive for the virus. —Leslie Josephs

Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/21/coronavirus-live-updates-us-hospitals-seek-100-billion-in-aid.html

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