A global pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed at least 12,893 people in the United States.
The U.S. has more cases than any other country, with over 398,000 people 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.
Worldwide, more than 1.42 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and at least 82,074 of them have died 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.
Italy has the world’s highest death toll – over 17,100.
Today’s biggest developments:
New York death toll sees largest single-day jump UK prime minister is ‘stable’ in ICU China reports no new deaths for 1st time since January
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10:01 p.m.: John Prine dies of coronavirus
Longtime singer-songwriter John Prine has died of coronavirus, his representative told ABC News.
“Widely lauded as one of the most influential songwriters of his generation, John’s impact will continue to inspire musicians for years to come,” the Recording Academy said in a statement. “We send our deepest condolences to his loved ones.”
The 73-year-old had recently been checked into Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, suffering from COVID-19, his family said in late March.