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- Global cases: More than 1.2 million
- Global deaths: At least 65,711
- US cases: At least 312,245
- US deaths: At least 8,503.
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
10:12 am: Italy’s leaders rely on science, not politics, as virus ravages the country
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said all political decisions must be made based on scientific evidence as the country remains in a nearly total nationwide lockdown to fight the coronavirus.
“We’re suffering very much,” Conte said during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “It’s a devastating pain.”
The pandemic has ravaged Italy, which has at least 124,632 total cases and at least 15,362 deaths. The number of new cases appears to be leveling off, likely due to the country’s aggressive lockdown measures. But health officials warn that…