U.S. accounts for nearly a third of world’s COVID-19 cases

The United States accounts for nearly a third of the world’s confirmed coronavirus cases – about 29% of 1.6 million cases globally as of Friday morning, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. also has more COVID-19 deaths than any other nation – over 16,600 – with the exception of Italy.

Most Americans continue to think the battle against the coronavirus outbreak is going badly, and few would feel comfortable being out in crowded spaces now, a CBS News poll out Friday found

As the world remains locked down, Christians are observing a Good Friday unlike any other in recent memory. 

There are encouraging signs, though, that two hard-hit states are starting to turn a corner in their virus fight. The number of people being hospitalized with COVID-19 in New York and California is falling.

Detailed information from the CDC on coronavirus treatment and prevention.

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Medical workers wearing personal protective equipment due to COVID-19 concerns move a body behind a fence at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Thursday, April 9, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

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