Number of confirmed coronavirus cases surpasses 2,000,000

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The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus has surpassed two million today, John Hopkins University reports.

According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, there have been 128,071 deaths.

This man describes his symptoms of coronavirus: 
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On Monday at his daily press briefing, President Trump tried to silence those who have criticized his handling of the pandemic by telling reporters that "everything we did was right."

"We were way ahead of schedule," he said, rebuking a New York Times report that detailed apparent delays. "Remember this, because the story was a fake. Everything we did I was criticized because I was too early. If I waited longer, if I went way earlier, three months earlier, I would've been criticized..."

"I saved tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands, of lives," he said.

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The news comes after last week's hopeful revelation that, at the time of writing, more than 330,000 people around the world have recovered from coronavirus.

It also comes as one of the hardest-hit nations, Italy, has relaxed some of its lockdown regulations this week, allowing the reopening of bookstores and shops selling children's clothes, per NBC News.

This ease on lockdown measures, which is also taking place in Spain, follows Italy reporting its lowest coronavirus daily death rate in nearly a month on Sunday. However, Italy's lockdown is not set to officially end until May 3.

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Per the Metro, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said:  "There are clear indications that the restrictive measures are bearing fruit.

"If we yield now we would risk, as our experts tell us, losing all the positive results we have conquered so far."

These are the CDC-recommended steps that you should follow if you think you've contracted coronavirus.

Number of confirmed coronavirus cases surpasses 2,000,000

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By VT

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The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus has surpassed two million today, John Hopkins University reports.

According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, there have been 128,071 deaths.

This man describes his symptoms of coronavirus: 
[[jwplayerwidget||https://content.jwplatform.com/videos/cRWTeBf0-Q0L14jDU.mp4||cRWTeBf0]]

On Monday at his daily press briefing, President Trump tried to silence those who have criticized his handling of the pandemic by telling reporters that "everything we did was right."

"We were way ahead of schedule," he said, rebuking a New York Times report that detailed apparent delays. "Remember this, because the story was a fake. Everything we did I was criticized because I was too early. If I waited longer, if I went way earlier, three months earlier, I would've been criticized..."

"I saved tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands, of lives," he said.

[[twitterwidget||https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1249866209106907137]]

The news comes after last week's hopeful revelation that, at the time of writing, more than 330,000 people around the world have recovered from coronavirus.

It also comes as one of the hardest-hit nations, Italy, has relaxed some of its lockdown regulations this week, allowing the reopening of bookstores and shops selling children's clothes, per NBC News.

This ease on lockdown measures, which is also taking place in Spain, follows Italy reporting its lowest coronavirus daily death rate in nearly a month on Sunday. However, Italy's lockdown is not set to officially end until May 3.

[[twitterwidget||https://twitter.com/HFI1995/status/1249656277594247169]]

Per the Metro, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said:  "There are clear indications that the restrictive measures are bearing fruit.

"If we yield now we would risk, as our experts tell us, losing all the positive results we have conquered so far."

These are the CDC-recommended steps that you should follow if you think you've contracted coronavirus.