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The Latest: Italy hits record 39,800 daily coronavirus cases

MILAN – Italy registered a record 39,811 daily confirmed coronavirus cases on Saturday. That tops the 37,809 cases on Friday. In Lombardy, one quarter of the coronavirus tests came back positive for a daily total of nearly 11,500. Lombardy is one of four regions designated a “red zone,” with a partial lockdown in effect since […]

Worldwide virus cases top 20 million, doubling in six weeks

It took six months for the world to reach 10 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus. It took just over six weeks for that number to double. The worldwide count of known COVID-19 infections climbed past 20 million on Monday, with more than half of them from just three countries: the U.S., India and Brazil, […]

More than 500,000 people have died from COVID-19. A quarter of them are Americans

More than half a million people have died from the coronavirus worldwide, marking another bleak milestone in the pandemic. The latest death toll stands at more than 502,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, as cases continue to soar and outbreaks pop up in countries across the world. The United States has the highest confirmed fatality count, having recorded at […]