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- Global cases: More than 932,600
- Global deaths: At least 46,809
- Top 5 countries: United States (213,372), Italy (110,574), Spain (104,118), China (82,361), and Germany (77,872)
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 8:43 a.m. Beijing time.
All times below are in Beijing time.
8:55 am: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti encourages residents to wear face coverings in public
Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti said on Wednesday that residents should wear face coverings or homemade masks when out in public.
Although the CDC does not currently recommend that healthy people wear masks, an increasing number of officials are recommending them to Americans to slow the spread of COVID-19. Garcetti said he expected the official advice to be updated soon. Earlier on Wednesday, President Trump said that people could wear scarves to cover their mouths.
“I think it is time for us to do this,” Garcetti said. “I know it will look surreal,…