Coronavirus updates: Fear batters the economy as U.S. death toll rises to 26 – CBS News

Wall Street is reeling and millions of Americans are worried after the worst day on Wall Street since the 2008 financial crisis. The Dow fell more than 2,000 points, or nearly 8%, based largely on concern over the coronavirus. 

The U.S. death toll rose to 26 and several members of Congress are in self-quarantine after possible exposure. Despite contact with some of those lawmakers in recent days, President Trump has not been tested for the coronavirus, according to his press secretary. 

In Italy, which has the largest number of confirmed cases outside of China, travel restrictions have been placed on the entire country of 60 million people. In addition, there will be no public gatherings and no public sporting events. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte directly told his people to “stay at home.”  

For more detailed information on prevention and treatment, visit the Centers for Disease Control website here