Latest on the coronavirus: Global cases pass 1.8 mln

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide passed 1.8 million on April 13 as the pandemic swept across the globe.

Johns Hopkins University's website showed over 114,251 people have died from the virus.

The total number of people recovered from COVID-19 reached passed 434,703, according to the data.


  • The United States recorded 1,514 deaths related to the coronavirus pandemic over the past 24 hours, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University as of April 12
  • The number of fatalities was lower than the previous day's toll of 1,920. The outbreak has now claimed the lives of at least 22,020 people in the U.S., the most of any country.
  • The U.S. also leads the world by far in the number of confirmed infections, with 555,313 by the Baltimore-based university's count.
  • Americans spent Easter Sunday on lockdown as the U.S. toll from the pandemic surpassed 21,300 deaths and more than half a million confirmed cases.
  • The United States needs to ramp up testing for the coronavirus as the White House considers when and how to lift stay-at-home restrictions and lockdowns, U.S. health experts said.
  • Mexico reported on April 12 442 fresh cases and 23 new deaths, bringing the country's total to 4,661 cases and 296 deaths.
  • El Salvador's congress extended a national emergency law that allows the government to prolong certain health measures aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19.


  • Italy recorded the lowest number of new coronavirus deaths in three weeks, saying 431 people died in the past day to bring its total to 19,899. It was the lowest day-to-day toll since March 19.
  • More than 4,000 people tested...
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