COVID-19: Live updates, top news, and announcements

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As of April 2020, SARS-CoV-2 is an ongoing pandemic regarded by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. WHO first declared a pandemic on March 11th, 2020. COVID-19 is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S.

What We Know, As Of Now:

Name of the Virus: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)

Related Species: MERS-CoV, HKU1, OC43, NL63, 229E

Place of Origin: Unknown (Earliest cases first discovered in Wuhan, China)

First Confirmed Case: Unknown (Earliest case may have been on Nov. 17th, 2019)

Risk of Death: 20%

Available Vaccine(s): None

Total Worldwide Cases:  1.1 million (approx.)

Total Worldwide Death Toll: 60K (approx.)

Country With The Greatest Number of Cases: United States of America

Country With The Most Active Cases: United States of America

Country With The Highest Death Toll: Italy

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