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- Global cases: More than 2,101,100
- Global deaths: At least 140,773
- US cases: More than 641,100
- US deaths: At least 31,590
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
3:22 pm: The economy can’t reopen without widespread testing — getting there will take a lot of work and money
As the United States reels from the massive economic fallout of the coronavirus outbreak, there are growing calls by President Donald Trump and others to start to reopen businesses, schools and other public spaces so that the nation can begin to recover financially.
But health experts and several top business leaders warn that the country should not reopen on a broad scale unless there is a huge increase in the relatively small number of tests currently being done for Covid-19 infection. Health experts also say the…