The U.S. death toll rose to 27, infections spread to all but a handful of states and two cruise ships languished on each side of the country Tuesday as the coronavirus rolled unabated across the nation and around the world.

The global death toll that has now topped 4,000 and the number of confirmed cases approached 115,000. The epidemic continued its global torment, prompting Dublin and Boston to cancel their famous St. Patrick’s Day parades.

Following the worst drop in U.S. stocks since 2008, President Donald Trump said he would be proposing “very major” and “very dramatic” measures to help workers and businesses hurt by the virus outbreak. Stocks were sharply higher when the market opened Tuesday.

Read full article…