Around the World Today:
MLB announced that it will suspend spring training and delay the start of the regular baseball season by at least two weeks.
The NHL announced that it will pause its hockey season. The league’s commissioner did not set an end date for the suspension.
The NCAA canceled both the men’s and women’s college basketball tournaments, known as March Madness after most conferences suspended their postseason tournaments.
Algeria confirmed five additional cases and the first death.
Brazil confirmed 82 new cases, raising the total number to 149.
Brunei reported five new cases, bringing the total number to 11.
Bulgaria reported nine new cases from the capital, bringing the total number to 16. They later reported seven more cases, bringing the total number to 23.
China reports eight new cases and 11 deaths; representing a sharp drop in the number of transmissions and fatalities in China. These brought the total number of cases and deaths to 80,786 and 3,169 respectively.
Colombia confirmed four more cases, raising the total to 13.
Egypt confirmed 13 new cases and one new death.
France's total increased to 2,876 and 61 deaths.
Germany announced 546 new cases and two additional deaths, taking the totals to 2,745 cases and 6 deaths.
India confirmed its first death, a 76-year-old Indian national with existing health conditions, who had recently returned from Saudi Arabia.
Italy confirmed 189 more deaths, bringing the total number to 1,016, and 2,651 new cases were also confirmed, bringing the total number to 15,113.
Ireland confirmed 27 new cases, bringing the total to 70. 22 of the new cases were by local transmission.
Japan reported a total of 624 cases, with 23 dead.
Kuwait confirmed eight more cases, taking the total number to 80.
Malaysia confirmed its first sporadic case after 600 tests. Nine new cases were later confirmed, bringing the total number to 158.
Norway reported its first death.
The Philippines confirmed three more cases, bringing the total cases to 52.
Romania confirmed one new case, bringing to total number to 48.
San Marino reported 15 new cases and three additional deaths.
Singapore confirmed nine more cases, bringing the total number to 187.
South Korea confirmed 114 new cases and 6 new deaths, bringing the total to 7,869 and 66 respectively.
Spain confirmed 782 new cases and 31 new deaths, raising the country's total to 3,059 cases and 86 dead.
Sri Lanka confirmed an additional case, taking the total number to 3.
St. Vincent & the Grenadines confirmed its first case.
Switzerland confirmed 212 new cases and 2 additional deaths.
Thailand confirmed 11 new cases, bringing the total to 70.
Trinidad & Tobago confirmed its first case, a Swiss national.
Ukraine reported two new cases, bringing the total number to 3.
The United Kingdom confirmed 136 new cases, bringing the total number to 596. Two more deaths were also confirmed, bringing the total to 10. It was confirmed Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta had tested positive for COVID-19.
Vietnam confirmed six new cases, bringing the total number to 44.
A team member of McLaren tested positive for the coronavirus, throwing the 2020 Australian Grand Prix into disarray.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's communications secretary Fabio Wajngarten tested positive for COVID-19.
Sources: The COVID Tracking Project, NBC News, and The World Health Organization