Coronavirus Update: Global death toll surpasses 100,000

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Coronavirus Update: Global death toll surpasses 100,000
Coronavirus Update: Global death toll surpasses 100,000

The global novel coronavirus death toll has climbed to over 100,000.

The virus has killed more people in the U.S. in a matter of months than those who died in recent years from homicide, according to FBI data.

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In the U.S., over 486,000 people 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. At least 18,002 people in the U.S. have died.

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Worldwide, more than 1.6 million people have been diagnosed since the virus emerged in China in December. 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.

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