At least 573 people have now died in the United States from the novel coronavirus — and officials say the pandemic is accelerating. In the U.S., there are more than 41,700 diagnosed cases of the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, known officially as COVID-19, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The coronavirus spans every state as well as Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, forcing millions of Americans to stay home in an effort to contain the disease. Over 372,000 people around the world have been diagnosed and more than 16,300 people have died across the globe. Today’s biggest developments: The pandemic is ‘accelerating,’ WHO director-general saysDiagnosed cases soar to over 20,000 in New YorkAmy Klobuchar’s husband tests positive for coronavirusSpain reports 462 deaths in past 24 hours Here’s the latest on the developing situation. All times Eastern. Please refresh this page for updates. 3:14 p.m.: Criminal consequences possible for those who violate NJ rules In New Jersey, where at least 27 people have died from coronavirus, those who violate social distancing rules or keep non-essential businesses open could face criminal consequences, said Gurbir Grewal, the state’s attorney general. “The time

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