The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.
TOP OF THE HOUR:
— Wuhan raises number of COVID-19 deaths by 1,290.
— Chinese police arrest 42 for mask production violations.
— U.N. warns coronavirus pandemic putting many children “in jeopardy.”
— White House guidelines call for phased reopening.
BEIJING — The central Chinese city of Wuhan has raised its number of COVID-19 fatalities by 1,290, with state media saying Friday the undercount had been due to the insufficient admission capabilities at overwhelmed medical facilities at the peak of the outbreak.