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• 27,079 in California, including 879 deaths.

• 5,656 in the Bay Area, including 169 deaths.

• 639,628 in the U.S., including 52,699 deaths. The five states with the highest death tolls are New York with 10,842; New Jersey with 2,805; Michigan with 1,768; Louisiana with 1,013; and Massachusetts with 957. Click here to see a U.S. map with state-by-state death San Francisco News  tolls and coronavirus case counts.


• More than 2 million in the world, with more than 137,000 deaths. More than 512,000 people have recovered.

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11:35 p.m. United cuts flights drastically for May: United Airlines will reduce its flight schedule by about 90 percent in May and likely have similar reductions in June, according to a memo from CEO Oscar Munoz and President Scott Kirby to employees Wednesday. As the coronavirus pandemic throttles air travel, United flew fewer than 200,000 passengers in the first two weeks of April, compared to more than 6 million in the same time frame in 2019, the memo stated. United expects to receive $5 billion from the federal government through the Payroll Support Program under the CARES Act but said in the memo it expects to have a smaller workforce starting as early as Oct. 1. “Travel demand is essentially zero and shows no sign of improving in the near-term,” the memo said.

10:55 p.m. Los Angeles mayor outlines pillars for reopening city: Mayor Eric Garcetti listed five factors that Los Angeles will consider in deciding how to reopen from the coronavirus pandemic at his news conference Wednesday. Garcetti listed a widespread testing system of both virology and antibody tests, real-time surveillance of local outbreaks, an ability to respond immediately to new cases, hospital capacity to deal with potential outbreaks and ongoing research into ways to combat the virus. They were similar points to those outlined by Gov. Gavin Newsom for the state Tuesday. Garcetti reported 245 new cases of the virus in Los Angeles city on Wednesday, a one-day increase of 5.5%.

10:15 p.m. NFL player says he tested positive for the coronavirus: Brian Allen, a center for the Los Angeles Rams, told FOX Sports he tested positive for the coronavirus. Allen is the first active NFL player known to have tested positive for the virus. Allen told Fox Press Release Distribution Service In San Francisco Sports that he first tested positive for the virus three weeks ago and is now symptom-free. A spokesperson for the Rams told ESPN the team’s training facility had been closed for the past two weeks while it was thoroughly cleaned.

10:10 p.m. U.S. Soccer shuts down youth academy amid pandemic: U.S. Soccer announced it closed its Development Academy, a youth league for boys and girls. In a statement, U.S. Soccer officials cited financial issues caused by “extraordinary and unanticipated circumstances around the COVID-19 pandemic … We know that suddenly discontinuing a program that has been with U.S. Soccer for many years is shocking, but these unprecedented times required acting now.”

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