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- Global cases: More than 800,000
- Global deaths: At least 38,714
- US cases: At least 164,610
- US deaths: At least 3,170
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
9:06 am: CDC may recommend people cover their faces in public
Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are considering changing its official guidance to encourage people to cover their faces in public amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Washington Post reported, citing a federal official who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The official said the new guidance would make clear that the general public should use do-it-yourself cloth coverings and not medical masks, which are in short supply and needed by health-care workers. —Washington Post