Connecticut senator warns on shortage of tests, protective equipment
This live coverage has ended. Continue reading Apr. 11 Coronavirus news.The coronavirus death toll across the U.S. continues to climb and passed 18,500 by Friday evening, according to an NBC News tally. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in New York state had reached 170,512.Globally, the number of cases passed 1.6 million with more than 102,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University, as countries deliberate over further lockdown measures or worry about second wave outbreaks. Millions of people around the world are preparing for religious celebrations and a holiday weekend.Current and former U.S. officials, meanwhile, tell NBC News that American spy agencies collected raw intelligence hinting at a public health crisis in Wuhan, China, in November, but the information was not understood as the first warning signs of an impending global pandemic.Here’s what to know about the coronavirus, plus a timeline of the most critical moments.MAPS: Confirmed cases in the U.S. and worldwide, confirmed deaths in the U.S. and globally.Stay-at-home orders across the country: What each state is doing — or not — amid widespread coronavirus lockdowns.Download the NBC News app for latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak.