There are now 724,945 cases of COVID-19 and at least 34,041 people have died, according to aggregated data from Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering’s Centers for Systems Science and Engineering. About 152,314 people have recovered from the novel coronavirus that has sickened people in 176 countries. The U.S now has the most number of cases worldwide, with 143,055 cases and 2,513 deaths. China, where the virus was first detected in December, has 82,156 cases and 3,308 deaths. Italy, which is the epicenter of the pandemic in Europe, has 97,689 cases and 10,779 deaths. Spain has 80,110 cases and 6,803 deaths; Germany has 62,435 cases and 541 deaths; and Iran has 38,309 cases and 2,640 deaths. France has 40,723 cases and 2,611 deaths. South Korea, admired for its wide testing and other containment measures, has 9,661 cases and 152 deaths. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
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