Over 2.6 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to datacompiled 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 the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.
Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected nation, with more than 847,000 diagnosed cases and at least 47,178 deaths.
Today’s biggest developments:
- Global cases surpass 2.6 million
- New York antibody tests results released
- Idaho details plan to reopen state
- Germany is on ‘thinnest ice,’ Angela Merkel warns