Twenty-four hours after New York and the entire U.S. saw the deadliest day yet from the coronavirus, government and public health officials warned not to let up on social distancing even as the measures were working to prevent new cases.Meanwhile, the head of the World Health Organization brushed off criticism from President Donald Trump, who accused the group of being “China centric” and misstepping in its response to the pandemic.In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said social distancing was “flattening the curve,” but he stressed Wednesday: “If we stop what we are doing you will see that curve change. That curve is purely a function of what we do day in and day out.”Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said California and Washington’s curves have been “persistently flat and that’s very encouraging.” But also she warned against ending social distancing practices too early. “If people start going out again and socially interacting, we could see a very acute second wave very early,” Birx said in an interview with the “TODAY” show.The U.S. had surpassed 432,000 confirmed cases and 14,800 deaths early Thursday, according to the Johns Hopkins University data dashboard. Worldwide, there nearly 1.5 million confirmed cases and more than 88,500 deaths.Our live blog is being updated throughout

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