Worldwide coronavirus death toll tops 170,000

Worldwide coronavirus death toll tops 170,000
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The coronavirus has sickened more than 2.4 million people across the globe and has killed over 170,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. In the U.S., more than 42,000 have died and over 784,000 have contracted the virus, APA reports citing CBS News. 

Lockdowns around the world aimed at curbing the coronavirus pandemic are working, with some of the hardest-hit countries in Europe and Asia cautiously starting to reopen for businesses. New York appears on its way to the same outcome, but as the governor warns, "the beast is still alive."

Getting back to some semblance of normal will require a massive increase in both testing for the disease, and contact tracing to find people at risk of catching it, and the U.S. is still squaring up to those hurdles.


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