Coronavirus live updates: TSA screenings drop to 10-year low, Spain suffers highest death toll yet
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 873,767
- Global deaths: At least 43,288
- US cases: At least 189,633
- US deaths: At least 4,081
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
10:12 am: March’s ISM manufacturing index signals contraction as coronavirus hits economy
U.S. manufacturing activity contracted in March as the coronavirus outbreak continues to pressure the economy, data released Wednesday by the Institute for Supply Management showed.
The ISM manufacturing index fell to 49.1 last month from 50.1 in February. Activity was driven down by a steep decline in new orders and production, the data showed.
“The coronavirus pandemic and shocks in global energy markets have impacted all manufacturing sectors,” said Timothy Fiore, chair of the Institute for Supply Management, in a …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]