Coronavirus live updates: More than 367,000 people have been infected and over 16,100 have died. The US is now the third-worst-hit country. Here’s everything we know.

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Morgan McFall-JohnsenRhea Mahbubani and Aria Bendix Apr 22, 2020, 1:58 PM

The novel coronavirus has infected at least 367,457 people and killed at least 16,113 worldwide as of March 23.

The World Health Organization declared it a pandemic on March 11. Since then, the virus has spread further and faster than ever. At least 168 countries and territories have reported cases.

Europe is the new epicenter of the disease, with an increasing number of cases erupting across the United States.

China — where the virus first began to spread in late 2019 — has seen a sharp drop-off in its rate of new cases. Italy has recorded 6,077 deaths, overtaking China as the country with most coronavirus-related deaths. In China, some 3,274 have been reported dead.

More than 100,800 people known to be infected have since recovered, mostly in China.

Many countries have declared nationwide lockdowns to slow the spread of the virus. The US has declared a state of emergency and is implementing other policies piecemeal across states and cities.

The US, the EU, and many other nations have closed their borders or otherwise dramatically restricted international travel.

Governments worldwide have committed more than $1 trillion to mitigate the economic fallout of the virus and of widespread quarantining, which is expected to bring about a global recession.

The US has reported cases in every state and has confirmed more than 41,000 cases and at least 499 deaths.

SOURCE: https://www.businessinsider.com/

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