The novel coronavirus has now killed more than 773,000 people worldwide. More than 21.5 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks. The United States is the worst-affected country in the world, with more than 5.4 million diagnosed cases and at least 170,028 deaths. Sunday’s headlines: US death toll surpasses 170,000New Zealand postpones general election due to virusRate of COVID cases in children ‘steadily increasing’Off-campus sorority house quarantined after 23 test positive, OSU saysGeorgia governor issues new order to let some cities impose mask mandates Here’s how the news developed Sunday. All times Eastern. 9:05 p.m.: US death toll surpasses 170,000 More than 170,000 people have now died from COVID-19 in the United States. Johns Hopkins University reported 170,028 confirmed deaths right before 9 p.m. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicted in its latest forecast that the U.S. coronavirus


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