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- Global cases: More than 95,700, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
- Global deaths: At least 3,280, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
- US cases: At least 159, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
- US deaths: At least 11, according to the CDC and state health officials.
7:17 am: South Africa confirms its first case
South Africa’s health ministry confirmed its first case of coronavirus. “The National Institute for Communicable Diseases confirmed that a suspected case of COVID-19 has tested positive,” the country’s health ministry said. “The patient is a 38-year-old male who traveled to Italy with his wife. They were part of a group of 10 people and they arrived back in South Africa on March 1, 2020,” the health ministry said. —Reuters
7:09 am: US to purchase 500 million masks for health-care professionals
The Department of Health and Human…