(CNN)Unemployment claims soared to a record high last week as the coronavirus spread, and economists are bracing for more bad job news on the horizon. Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.)1. Coronavirus The US now has the most recorded coronavirus cases of any country, surpassing Italy, China and other hard-hit nations. At least 82,100 people have been sickened in the US, and global cases have surpassed the 500,000 mark. In New York City, makeshift morgues have been set up outside hospitals for the first time since 9/11 in anticipation of more coronavirus deaths. However, in a White House briefing, President Trump touted the US’ alleged success at battling the outbreak and contradicted advice and warnings from top doctors and state leaders. Meantime, other countries are bracing for the next wave of the crisis. Ethiopia has released 4,000 prisoners to prevent the spread of the virus. Doctors in Venezuela, which has been largely spared so far, are preparing for the worst because of the country’s vulnerable economic and political state. And China is closing its borders to most

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