Monday Coronavirus Update: U.S. Has Over 557,000 Cases, Lockdown Extensions Across the World

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There are over 1.8 million cases of the virus worldwide, with over 114,000 deaths.

Over the weekend, the U.S. overtook Italy to become the country with the highest death toll from the virus in the world.

There are over 20,000 fatalities in the U.S. In Italy, there are over 19,000 deaths.

And Spain has over 17,000.

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Good morning, it’s Monday, April 13.

There are over 1.8 million cases of the virus worldwide, with over 114,000 deaths.

Over the weekend, the U.S. overtook Italy to become the country with the highest death toll from the virus in the world.

There are over 20,000 fatalities in the U.S. In Italy, there are over 19,000 deaths.

And Spain has over 17,000.

Case-wise, there are over 557,000 cases of the virus in the United States.

In New York, there are over 181,000 cases of the virus, which technically puts New York in front of Spain and Italy--which have 169,000 and 156,000 cases respectively.

Over the weekend, New York City announced that it was going to close schools until the fall.

Turning our attention worldwide, the U.K.’s lockdown is set to formally expire today, but the government is deciding on lengthening restrictions.

The U.K. has 85,000 cases and 10,600 fatalities. It has the seventh-highest number of cases worldwide, with the fifth-highest fatalities.

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was released from the hospital over the weekend after a brief stint in the ICU due to the coronavirus.

And France’s lockdown is set to expire on April 15, but--despite an apparent plateau--President Emmanuel Macron is expected to announce an extension of the lockdown later today.

France has 133,000 cases, and 14,000 deaths. It has the fifth-highest number of cases worldwide and the fourth-highest death count.

And, as always, we will keep you updated with the latest over on TheStreet.com

I’m Katherine Ross and I’ll see you tomorrow.

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