The death toll is the U.S. is now over 78,000.
The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 279,000 people worldwide.
Over 4 million people across the world 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 78,794 deaths.
Today’s biggest developments:
- Global death toll surpasses 275,000
- Worldwide confirmed cases cross 4 million
- US death toll surpasses 77,000
- FDA authorizes 1st test with rapid results