Coronavirus live updates: Cases globally surpass 660,000, Singapore confirms third death

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  • Global cases: More than 662,073
  • Global deaths: At least 30,780
  • Top 5 countries: United States (122,666), Italy (92,472), China (81,999), Spain (73,235) and Germany (57,695)

The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 8:19 a.m. Beijing time

All times below are in Beijing time.

9:10 am: China reports 45 new cases, of which 44 were ‘imported’

China’s National Health Commission reported 45 new cases of the coronavirus disease in the mainland, with all but one involving travelers from overseas.  

The country also reported five additional deaths, all of which were in Hubei province, said the commission. 

In total, China has had 81,439 reported COVID-19 cases and 3,300 deaths. — Yen Nee Lee

All times below are in Eastern time.

9:00 pm: Trump won’t seek quarantine on NY, NJ, CT

President Donald Trump said he will not seek to impose a quarantine on New York, New Jersey and certain parts of Connecticut, after floating the idea earlier in the day as way to contain the coronavirus from spreading out of hot spots where the disease has taken a particularly heavy toll. 

Trump said he decided a quarantine wasn’t necessary after consulting with the White House task force and the governors of the three states. He has asked the Centers for Disease Control to issue a strong travel advisory, which will be administered by the governors in consultation with the federal government. —Spencer Kimball

6:35 pm: NY Gov. Cuomo balks at Trump’s talk of a tri-state lockdown

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday he does not believe President Donald Trump has the authority to impose a quarantine on New York, New Jersey and parts of Connecticut to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Cuomo, in an interview with CNN, said that preventing people from moving in and out of the tri-state would amount to a federally imposed lockdown, which he believes is illegal

Cuomo suggested he could sue if the administration did follow through. “I’ve sued the federal government a number of times over the years. I do not believe it’s going to come to that on this,” he said. —Spencer Kimball

Read CNBC’s coverage from the U.S. overnight: NY Gov balks at federal quarantine talk, CDC warns on chloroquine

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