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White House Warning: 240,000 coronavirus deaths possible

Top health officials believe up to 240,000 Americans could die of coronavirus in the coming weeks, but are hoping to cut that number in half. NBC's Tracie Potts reports.

WASHINGTON (NBC News) — The White House is now predicting 240,000 Americans could die from the coronavirus. “It’s going to be a tough couple of weeks coming up,” Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Tuesday. Still, health experts believe the death rate could be cut in half, or less, if Americans stop crowding beaches and bars. “Not only are you putting yourself…

“Like I Got Hit By A Bus” – Couple talks coronavirus recovery

Larry and Annette Bremer were among the first cases in their rural Minnesota county...and want to warn others of how quickly the virus can spread. KARE's Lou Raguse reports.

(NBC News) A rural Minnesota couple is sharing their experience with the COVID-19 coronavirus. At first, Annette Bremer thought she had the flu. “I just had a dry persistent cough throughout the day, and that was different,” she said. Symptoms hit Bremer on March 11th. “She sat down in her easy chair and said, I feel like I got hit…

Coronavirus: 3,000 U.S. deaths and climbing

As the toll of the pandemic continues to rise, 30 states have issued stay-at-home orders and more industries are pitching in to provide emergency medical supplies. NBC's Tracie Potts reports.

(NBC News) — The United States has now tested one million people for the COVID-19 coronavirus. As of Tuesday, nearly 164,000 cases have been confirmed, and more than 3,000 have died. Thirty states have issued stay-at-home orders and temporary hospitals are being set up to handle the overflow of patients in New York, Seattle, Louisiana and other hard hit areas….

Dire Warning: Up to 200,000 coronavirus deaths expected

Top health officials warn that the United States will likely see 100 to 200,000 coronavirus deaths, if containment efforts go well. NBC's Alice Barr reports.

WASHINGTON (NBC News) — The devastating toll of the coronavirus crisis is beginning to sink in as top health officials predict a staggering number of Americans are likely to die. “If we do things together well, almost perfectly, we could get in the range of 100,000 to 200,000 fatalities,” Dr. Deborah Birx, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task…

Oklahoma inmates join coronavirus fight

Inmates at Oklahoma's Mabel Bassett Correctional Center are using their sewing skills to make masks for healthcare workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. KFOR's Ali Meyer reports.

MCLOUD, Okla. (KFOR) — Inmates at Oklahoma’s Mabel Bassett Correctional Center are working together to make masks for health care workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic. The Warriors Quilting Club is using their talents to sew masks for health care workers. Hobby Lobby donated the fabric for the project. “These ladies are great at what they do. They’re great at sewing….

Seniors & Isolation

Elderly Americans, more vulnerable to COVID-19, are being encouraged to isolate themselves amid the coronavirus outbreaks, but health experts say it comes at a cost. NBC's Sarah Dallof reports.

(NBC News) Elderly Americans, more vulnerable to COVID-19, are being encouraged to isolate themselves amid the coronavirus outbreaks, but health experts say it comes at a cost. According to an article in medical journal The Lancet, it puts “older adults at greater risk of depression and anxiety.” “Watch for their signs. If they are not talking to you as much…

Six dead in Indiana house fire

Investigators say six siblings, ages 10 to 25, were killed in the blaze. WLWT's Courtis Fuller reports.

VEVAY, Ind. (WLWT/NBC News) — Six people are dead following a house fire in Vevay, Indiana early Saturday morning. Authorities have identified the deceased as six siblings ranging in age from 10 to 25. Six siblings inside the home, identified Sunday as Paige Ridener, 25; James Ridener, 15; Jordan Ridener, 13; Joshua Ridener, 12; Emilee Ridener, 11; and Elizabeth Ridener,…