CDC makes new death toll prediction for mid-August

The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 631,000 people worldwide.

Over 15.4 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.

The United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 4 million diagnosed cases and at least 144,167 deaths.

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Here is how the news is developing today. All times Eastern. Check back for updates.

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