Updated 8:32 a.m. ET, March 4, 2020
- The latest numbers: The novel coronavirus has killed 3,200 people, the vast majority in mainland China. There are now over 92,000 global cases, with infections in more than 70 countries and territories.
- Economic impact: The US Federal Reserve slashed interest rates by half a percentage point today in response to coronavirus.
- In Italy: The country will close all schools and universities around the country until the middle of this month as officials work to contain the outbreak.