Florida reports 2nd day of record-setting deaths

The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 662,000 people worldwide.

Over 16.8 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 or downplaying the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.

The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 4.3 million diagnosed cases and at least 149,961 deaths.

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NJ counties reemerging as ‘hot spots’ Rep. Louis Gohmert diagnosed with COVID-19

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2:20 p.m.: NJ counties reemerging as ‘hot spots’

A “daily hot spot triage” report distributed by the Department of Homeland Security and

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