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Monday Coronavirus Update: Dr. Fauci, CDC Director and FDA Commissioner in Quarantine

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Good morning, it’s Monday May 11. 

Here’s your daily coronavirus update.

There are over 4.1 million cases of the virus worldwide, with over 283,000 deaths.

There are 1.3 million cases of the virus in the United States, with over 79,000 deaths.

New York has 335,000 of those cases and 21,000 deaths.

And Spain has 224,000 cases and 26,000 fatalities.

The United Kingdom has the second-highest number of fatalities worldwide, with nearly 32,000 deaths and 220,000 cases.

And U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that people who cannot work from home should be allowed to return to work. He has also said that--starting Wednesday--U.K. residents will be able to sunbathe and exercise as much as they want. However, social distancing protocols will still be in place.

Back in the U.S., two Trump administration staff members have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Katie Miller, Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary and a valet to President Trump have the virus.

Kevin Hassett, a top economic adviser to President Trump told CBS’s program “Face the Nation” that “it’s scary to go to work.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci--the leading face of the pandemic, and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases--will be adhering to a "modified" quarantine after coming in contact with someone who has tested positive. 

Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the CDC and Dr. Stephen Hahn, commissioner of the FDA will also be sequestered.

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