Coronavirus live updates: China reports 40 new cases as Beijing cluster grows, San Francisco moves further into reopening
The number of coronavirus cases globally jumped past 8 million on Tuesday during Asia time. China reported 40 new cases as a new cluster in Beijing continued to grow. That new cluster, linked to a wholesale market in Beijing, could impact food shipments into China.
New coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in a handful of U.S. states, prompting warnings from some health officials that greater precautions might be necessary to keep the health systems from being overwhelmed. As people grow fatigued from social distancing and other precautions, pharmaceutical and biotech companies are racing forward to develop treatments and a vaccine for the virus.
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- Global cases: More than 8.01 million
- Global deaths: At least 436,306
- U.S. cases: More than 2.11 million
- U.S. deaths: At least 116,135
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