Coronavirus update, A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has claimed the lives of more than 102,596people around the world, including at least 18,666 people in the United States.

Globally, more than 1,696,248 people have been diagnosed with the new respiratory virus, which causes an illness known officially as COVID-19. Over 375,958 of those patients have recovered, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

The U.S. has by far the highest national tally in the world with over 501,272 confirmed cases.

Wednesday’s biggest developments:

Global coronavirus cases top 1,696,248 Coronavirus update.
United Kingdom death toll jumps by over 8,681 in 24 hours
US surgeon general says extended social distancing guidelines may not be enough
Cuomo pushes for at-home tests

Former Vice President Joe Biden appeared remotely on the “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” Wednesday, and cast further doubt on whether the Democratic National Convention will be held as scheduled this summer, suggesting that the convention needs to be pushed back to August due to fears over the Coronavirus update.

“I doubt whether the Democratic Convention is going to be able to be held in mid-July, early July,” Biden told Fallon. “I think it’s going to have to move into August. And then, even then, the Republican and Democratic Convention, we’re going to have to — we just have to be prepared for the alternative, and the alternative we don’t know when it’s going to be.”

The comments Wednesday come after Biden told MSNBC Tuesday that it is “hard to envision” the convention, which was originally scheduled to take place from July 13 to 16, moving forward as scheduled.

Biden also continued to praise both Democratic and Republican governors that are on the front lines of the crisis, calling New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo the “gold standard,” and pointing out that some of those GOP state leaders have disagreed with President Donald Trump’s assessment of the crisis.

The death toll in the United States crossed 20,000 tonight Coronavirus update.

The number has exploded in recent days with it crossing 1,000 exactly one week prior and then 2,000 on Sunday. As of tonight, it was at least 18,666, including about 1 in 5 in New York City.

The number of cases in the U.S. crossed 501,272 today as well.

Worldwide, the number of deaths is now over 102,596.


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