A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 486,000 people worldwide. Over 9.5 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 2.4 million diagnosed cases and at least 122,796 deaths. Latest: Texas, Delaware put temporary pause on reopening phases NYC expected to begin 3rd phase of reopening on July 6 Another 1.5 million US workers file for unemployment insurance Here’s how the news is developing today. All times Eastern. Please refresh this page for updates 8 p.m.: Masks now required in Miami as COVID-19 cases rise Facial coverings are now required in Miami, and not wearing one is subject to a civil infraction, the city announced Thursday. Everyone, with few exceptions, is required to wear a face covering when in public,… Read full this story
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