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March 9, 2020, 2:57 p.m. EDT

COVID-19 case tally: 113,575 cases, 3,995 deaths

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By Jaimy Lee

There are now 113,575 cases of COVID-19 and 3,995 deaths, according to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering's Centers for Systems Science and Engineering. More than 62,000 people have recovered. However, the outbreak in Italy (9,172 cases and 463 deaths) has now surpassed Iran (7,161 cases and 237 deaths) and South Korea (7,478 cases and 53 deaths) in terms of case count. Over the weekend, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte signed a decree limiting community interaction for nearly five weeks in parts of Northern Italy. Movie theaters and schools have been closed, funerals suspended, and people have to stay at least 3 feet from one another in bars and restaurants. In the U.S., there are 604 cases and 22 deaths, now in California, Florida and Washington state. COVID-19, a novel coronavirus that was first detected in December in Wuhan, China, until recently had primarily impacted mainland China, which reported about 72% of total cases and 77% of deaths worldwide.

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