Coronavirus updates: White House considers new measures after staffers test positive for COVID-19
A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 284,000 people worldwide.
More than 4.1 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.
Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 1.3 million diagnosed cases and at least 80,087 deaths.
Monday’s biggest developments:
- U.S. death toll climbs above 80,000
- Louisiana lifting stay-at-home order on Friday
- NY state preps to begin reopening businesses
- Over 5,000 unclassified NYC deaths may be COVID-related
- Italy reports lowest daily death toll and caseload since March