Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.The global tally of coronavirus infections reached more than half a million people on Thursday after a spike in cases reported in Italy.Health officials in Italy reported 6,153 new COVID-19 infections, pushing the global total to more than 510,108 people, based on a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Considered the epicenter of the virus’ outbreak in Europe, Italy now has 80,539 cases as of Thursday early afternoon – inching closer to China’s tally of at least 81,782 infections.CLICK HERE FOR FULL CORONAVIRUS COVERAGEItaly’s Civil Protection Agency reported an additional 662 deaths on Thursday, bringing the country’s death toll to 8,165, which remains the highest in the world.While China – where the new coronavirus was first detected late last year – remains the country with the highest tally, both Italy and the United States are on track to surpass it.The virus has killed at least 22,993 people around the world while more than 120,000 have recovered.US NAVY SHIP HEADED TO LOS ANGELES FOR CORONAVIRUS RELIEF: HERE’S A LOOK INSIDEAccording to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has seen at least 75,233 coronavirus infections nationwide, with the

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