COVID-19: Here's what you need to know today

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COVID-19: Here's what you need to know today

Thursday, April 02, 2020

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infections worldwide neared one million people while more than 48,000 people around the world have died. More than 2.6 billion people — one third of humanity — are now under lockdown conditions in a global effort to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic.

— Jamaica recorded its third death from the coronavirus on Wednesday, as the number of cases increased to 44 after six more positive tests.

— Trinidad and Tobago recorded its fourth death on Wednesday as the country announced it had 89 positive cases of the virus.

— Spain reported a record number of daily virus-related deaths, 950 in 24 hours, bringing its total deaths to about 10,000, despite signs that the infection rate is slowing.

— Italy's death toll rose to over 13,000, the highest in the world.

— The US death toll climbed past 5,100 as the number of confirmed cases surpassed 200,000.


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