The global number of coronavirus cases has passed the 2 million mark, as President Donald Trump casts doubt on the figures from China, where the outbreak began.

L.A. Rams’ Brian Allen ‘on the road to recovery’ after testing positive
Los Angeles Rams center Brian Allen tested positive for the coronavirus illness COVID-19 three weeks ago, the team confirmed Wednesday night.
He appears to be the first NFL player confirmed to have tested positive for the illness.
Allen, 24, who was selected in the 2018 NFL draft, earlier in the day told Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer that he woke up and couldn’t smell anything, lost his sense of taste and had flu-like symptoms.
“He is ‘feeling good, he’s healthy and he’s on the road to recovery,'” the Rams tweeted Wednesday night. That statement is from Rams head coach Sean McVay’s comments to Glazer, according to a post on the team’s website. McVay said that after the positive test the team shut down its facility immediately.
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton announced in March that he tested positive for the coronavirus, and at the time he was said to be the first major figure within the league to test positive for the virus.
Rams confirm Brian Allen tested positive for COVID-19 three weeks ago.
He is “feeling good, he’s healthy and he’s on the road to recovery.”
Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) April 16, 2020
Students could take SAT at home if schools remain closed
A home version of the SAT college entrance exam is being prepared in case schools remain closed into the fall, College Board officials said Wednesday as they announced the cancellation of June testing.
Instead of a paper-and-pencil test given under proctors supervision, the home version would be digital and rely on remote proctoring. That could include using the computers camera and microphone to monitor movement or talking, College Board President Jeremy Singer said on a conference call with reporters.
The rival ACT also will launch an at-home option in late fall or early winter, the exams administrators said Wednesday.
We would much prefer that schools reopen but we are ready to innovate and deliver in the unlikely case we need to, College Board Chief Executive David Coleman said.
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo’s wife also has coronavirus
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo’s wife Cristina also has the coronavirus, he said on his program Wednesday.
Chris Cuomo, 49, announced March 31 that he had tested positive. He has been doing his shows from his basement where he is quarantined.
“It’s very rare for a family to be one-and-done,” Cuomo said in a discussion with his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “Cristina now has COVID. She is now positive. And it just breaks my heart.”
“It is the one thing I was hoping wouldn’t happen, and now it has,” the anchor said. Their children are healthy, he tweeted, adding that he can’t wait for his fever to end so he can help his wife as she has done for him.
Chris Cuomo earlier this month said that having the illness is “no cakewalk” even for those who don’t require hospitalization, that he lost 13 pounds in three days, and he said people should not be nonchalant.
Families all over know the reality our family faces: few are one case and done. Sure enough, Cristina has covid now. Kids are still healthy but this shook us at our literal core. All are stepping up. Can’t wait to shake this fever so I can help her as she helped me. Sucks.
Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) April 16, 2020