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- Global cases: More than 2,240,700
- Global deaths: At least 153,871
- Most cases reported: United States (700,282), Spain (190,839), Italy (172,434), France (149,130), and Germany (141,397).
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 8:38 a.m. Beijing time.
All times below are in Beijing time.
12:01 pm: South Korea reports 18 new cases, 2 deaths
South Korea reported 18 new confirmed cases and two additional deaths. That brings the country’s total to 10,653 confirmed cases and 232 deaths, according to data from the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. —Christine Wang
11:20 am: Japan’s hospitals turn away the sick as country struggles with surge in coronavirus cases
The Associated Press reported that in Japan many hospitals and emergency rooms are refusing to treat people as health-care institutions grapple…