Along with the 3.3 million workers who filed in mid-March, the new figures show that roughly 10 million Americans in total are now out of work.
‘We Didn’t Know That Until the Last 24 Hours’: Georgia Gov. Says He Just Found Out People without Symptoms Can Spread Coronavirus
It has been widely known for months that the coronavirus can spread through asymptomatic transmission.
In addition to confirmed coronavirus deaths, many people may have died without having been tested for the illness.
The order, to be enforced for the entire month of April, will ban all non-essential outside activities.
The majority of coronavirus coverage in prominent media outlets in January and February did not suggest an impending pandemic.
A classified report submitted to the White House states that China intentionally lowered its reported number of coronavirus cases.
Dr. Birx Claims U.S. Was Slow to Respond to Coronavirus Outbreak Because China Withheld a ‘Significant Amount of Data’
Birx was appointed to the Task Force on February 26, when coronavirus cases in all of China were reported at 78,497.
Senator Rick Scott (R., Fla.) called Tuesday for Congress to investigate the World Health Organization's ties to China, accusing the organization of relaying Chinese propaganda during the Wuhan-coronavirus pandemic.
GOP Rep. Introduces Bill to Rescind $25 Mil Coronavirus Bailout after Kennedy Center Lays Off Employees
The Kennedy Center plans to furlough 60 percent of its staff on a rolling basis and has already laid off 475 part-time staffers.