- Global cases: More than 119,476, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
- Global deaths: At least 4,291, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
- US cases: At least 1,039, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
- US deaths: At least 29, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
7:58 am: Germany’s Merkel says most people will get infected
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“When the virus is out there, the population has no immunity and no therapy exists, then 60% to 70% of the population will be infected,” she told a news conference in Berlin. “The process has to be focused on not overburdening the health system by slowing the virus’s spread... It’s about winning time.”
Those remarks come as local authorities in Germany reported the third death in the country of a COVID-19 patient. Germany has at least 1,613 cases of the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University. —Reuters
7:12 am: Iran reports 63 new deathsIran’s death toll reached 354, a rise of 63 in the past 24 hours, a health ministry spokesman said. COVID-19 has infected around 9,000 across the country, Kianush Jahanpur told state TV, calling on people to avoid unnecessary trips and stay at home. —Reuters
7:08 am: US cases surpass 1,000, up
ten-fold from a week ago
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6:37 am: Italy hikes response spending to $28 billion, says further restrictions could come
6:14 am: Beijing city tightens travel restrictions for all inbound travelers
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6:07 am: IHS Markit lowers global growth forecasts
“While the U.S.