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- Global cases: More than 1,446,500
- Global deaths: At least 82,992
- US cases: More than 399,900
- US deaths: At least 12,911
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
7:21 am: Empty hotels convert into coronavirus quarantines, emergency housing to ‘keep the lights on’
The Kent quarantine motel is pictured in Kent, Washington state on March 9, 2020. A plan to set up “quarantine motels” in the US coronavirus epicenter of Washington state has infuriated local residents who fear they will be exposed to a high risk of infection.
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Cash-strapped and empty hotels across the country are finding ways to keep the lights on by converting themselves into coronavirus wards or temporary housing for the National Guard or exhausted doctors and nurses.
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