Coronavirus live updates: Apple and Google release contact tracing technology, University of California institutes pay freeze
The global number of confirmed coronavirus cases is nearing 5 million, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Now, the Federal Reserve is concerned that a second wave of infections around year’s end will result in another round of social distancing and further damage to the economy, while the WHO made clear Wednesday that the pandemic is far from over after countries around the world collectively reported the largest daily increase in coronavirus cases so far. Apple and Google have released contract tracing technology and three U.S. states have committed to using it.
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- Global cases: More than 4.99 million
- Global deaths: At least 328,079
- U.S. cases: More than 1.55 million
- U.S. deaths: At least 93,416
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
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