Federal coronavirus task force scaling back

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence confirmed Tuesday that the White House will be scaling back the coronavirus task force he heads.

According to the coronavirus tracker from John Hopkins University, the U.S. currently has 1.2 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. More than 63,000 have died of COVID-19.

According to The Hill, Pence briefed reporters on the plan to scale the task force by Memorial Day, less than a month away.