Russia’s total cases surpass 335,000

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More than 5.2 million people in the world have contracted the coronavirus, which has spread to at least 188 countries and regions world-wide. The global death toll currently stands at 337,572, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. 

Brazil on Saturday briefly had the second-highest number of reported cases in the world — after the United States — until Russia gave updated numbers that put its total back above Brazil’s. Latin America’s most populous nation now has more than 330,000 cases and more than 21,000 reported deaths, data compiled by Johns Hopkins showed.

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Global coronavirus cases surpass 5 million, Johns Hopkins data shows

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A woman wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus at the Red Square in front of St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, Russia on March 25, 2020.

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Reported Covid-19 cases around the world reached 5 million on Thursday as some countries begin easing strict social distancing guidelines and look to reopen their economies, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. 

The number of reported cases worldwide hit 5,000,038 and the global death toll now stands at 328,172, the latest data from Hopkins showed.

The latest morbid milestone comes as the spread of

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U.S. cases surpass 1.5 million; retail earnings show strong sales

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A week of retail earnings kicked off before the market open on Tuesday, with Walmart and Home Depot each reporting strong same-store sales growth as consumers stocked up and stayed home during the quarter.  

The World Health Organization’s assembly continues for a second day, as critical eyes continue to fall on the agency and the global response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Late Monday night, President Donald Trump threatened to pull support from the agency permanently and started a 30-day clock for the WHO to commit to changes. 

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US coronavirus cases surpass 400,000, doubling in one week

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Sgt. Brodie VanBrunt takes a patient’s temperature upon receiving them in the medical bay at the Javits New York Medical Station that is housing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., April 4, 2020.

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. surpassed 400,000 on Wednesday, according to figures provided by NBC, with 12,864 fatalities nationwide.

The world’s largest economy has recorded by far the most COVID-19 infections of any country, with the total now almost five times that of China — where the virus was

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