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- Global cases: More than 1,709,000
- Global deaths: At least 103,536
- US cases: More than 501,600
- US deaths: At least 18,777
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
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8:24 am: Coronavirus ravages storied New Orleans Mardi Gras group
In a city ravaged by the coronavirus outbreak, members of the Zulu krewe, one of the groups that sponsors Mardi Gras parades and balls, have paid a heavy price. Four of the fraternal organization’s members have died from coronavirus-related complications, said Zulu President Elroy A. James. Two others have also died since the pandemic began, though it’s not known if their deaths were caused by the virus, he said.
An additional 20 have tested positive. Some are…