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US death toll tops 6,000 as global cases cross 1 million

narvikk/iStoc(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed at least 7,152 people in the United States. With more than 277,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, the U.S. has by far the highest national tally in the world, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. More than 1.09…read more »

Majority of veterans who died at Massachusetts health care facility had coronavirus

Derek Brumby/iStock(BOSTON) — The number of deaths at a Massachusetts health care facility for veterans has continued to rise amid the novel coronavirus crisis, with at least 21 residents reported dead as of Friday afternoon, state officials said.Fifteen of those veterans tested positive for COVID-19, according to Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou…read more »

9 states have yet to issue formal stay-at-home orders amid coronavirus

barbaraaaa/iStock(NEW YORK) — As the American death toll from the novel coronavirus continues to rise, pressure to impose a nationwide stay-at-home order mounts.President Trump has resisted calls to issue a nationwide stay-at-home directive, despite task force projections that predicted between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans could lose their lives from the coronavirus, even if social distancing…read more »

Coronavirus live updates: NYC morgues are almost full amid mounting death toll

narvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed at least 6,586 people in the United States.With more than 257,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, the U.S. has by far the highest national tally in the world, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.More…read more »

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