The number of U.S. coronavirus deaths rose to nearly 13,000 as of Wednesday, and CMS is disbursing billions of dollars in advanced payments and grants to providers battling Covid-19. See the number of U.S. Covid-19 cases and deaths in our interactive maps.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday withdrew from the race to be the Democratic Party's presidential nominee, meaning former Vice President Joe Biden is now the presumptive Democratic nominee to challenge President Trump in this year's election.
Early data coming out of some states shows black communities are disproportionally affected by Covid-19, prompting civil rights activists and doctors to call on CDC to release national race data on the epidemic.
CDC has begun conducting blood tests that can tell whether a person has developed specific antibodies that indicate they had been infected by the new coronavirus and recovered, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Georgia, and Texas.