The United States now leads the world in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases.According to a running count by the Johns Hopkins University, the number of people infected in the U.S. is 82,404 as of Thursday evening. That’s just ahead of the 81,782 cases in China and 80,589 in Italy.Italy has the most confirmed deaths of any country with 8,215. To date, 1,178 people have died in the U.S.President Trump said Thursday that he plans to travel to Norfolk, Virginia, on Saturday to see off a 1,000-bed Navy hospital ship that will be used to relieve the pressure on New York hospitals dealing with the influx of coronavirus patients.The President told New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo the ship will arrive in New York Harbor on Monday.LIVE: Press Briefing with Coronavirus Task Force https://t.co/Z8tK225cN6— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 26, 2020 Trump added in a White House press conference that he will “kiss it goodbye” and that the ship is “loaded up to the top” with medical supplies.The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in New York increased to 3,800 this week, including close to 900 in intensive care, with the projected peak of the outbreak still weeks away.Closer to home, Florida has 2,355 confirmed cases and 28 deaths as of Thursday afternoon, and another 23,741 negative tests, with 1,443 more pending. Miami-Dade County has the most cases in the state, at 616. Broward is second with 504 cases and three deaths, and Palm Beach County is third, with 169 confirmed cases and three deaths.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Big moment — John Gillon finds Tyler Roberson for alley-oopThe big moment could’ve been when the ball flew into the air for the opening tip. This one was pretty much over shortly after the game started. But a fitting exclamation point on a dominating Syracuse win came late in the second half, when Gillon drove to the left side of the hoop and found a streaking Roberson coming down the other side of the paint. Roberson finished the lob with gusto to put Syracuse up 22, making it four straight games the senior forward has a highlight-reel dunk.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textStud — John GillonIn his second game exclusively manning the point, Gillon recorded his first double-double in a Syracuse uniform with 20 points and 11 assists. Though the fifth-year senior turned the ball over four times, he tied a career high with six 3-pointers. On one, the ball rolled around the rim before falling and Gillon shot a grin toward the Syracuse bench. On another, Gillon yelled for Roberson to post up, before heaving from deep himself and shrugging with a smile at the bench when the ball fell for his sixth long ball. Gillon reached his double-double in emphatic fashion, his 10th assists coming on the alley-oop to Roberson.Dud — Cameron JohnsonIn Pittsburgh’s ACC tournament second-round win over Syracuse last year, Johnson led the Panthers with 24 points on 8-of-16 shooting and a 4-of-11 mark from deep. On Saturday, the redshirt sophomore missed his first six shots, hitting his first with 12:26 left in the game. He finished with only seven points on 2-of-10 shooting from the field and a 1-of-7 mark from 3.Highlight — Tyler Roberson block on Ryan LutherWhen Luther caught the ball in the low post midway through the first half, all he had to do for an easy layup with ample space was turn and lay the ball in. But he gave Roberson enough time to dart over from the weak side and send Luther’s shot into the Syracuse bench. The SU senior forward only scored four points but tallied 10 rebounds and six blocks in his second straight game as a defensive force down low.Lowlight — Pittsburgh forgetting how to make a shotOver a span of 11 minutes and 15 seconds in the first half, Pittsburgh didn’t make a single field goal. Finally Chris Jones finished a layup on top of a foul with 2:35 left in the opening half, ending a stretch in which a 14-8 Syracuse lead ballooned to 40-12 and the Panthers’ only four points came from the foul line. It was the second straight game Syracuse’s zone defense has stifled a formidable ACC offense, as the Panthers scored 16 fewer points than their season average. Comments Syracuse (10-6, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) stormed out to a 21-point halftime lead over Pittsburgh, holding the Panthers (12-4, 1-2) to 20.7-percent shooting from the field in the first half before cruising to a 77-66 win in the Carrier Dome. The Orange, on the other hand, shot 51.9 percent from both the field and from 3-point range in its second consecutive win.Here are your superlatives from the game.MORE COVERAGESyracuse shuts off Jamel Artis in high post to stunt Pittsburgh offense in 77-66 winWhat we learned from Syracuse’s 77-66 win over PittsburghSyracuse men’s basketball’s offense has found a groove with better efficiency in past two gamesJohn Gillon plays ‘as good as you can get’ in Syracuse’s 77-66 win over Pittsburgh