Updates: Coronavirus global death toll hits 1,000,000

  • The global death toll from COVID-19 hit 1 million Monday, less than a year since the new disease was first reported in central China before spreading to Europe, then rocking the U.S.
  • President Trump, under increasing pressure from a national rise in coronavirus cases and reports about his taxes, announced Monday a plan to distribute 150 million rapid COVID-19 tests "in the coming weeks."
  • New York has seen clusters of COVID-19 cases cause a spike in statewide numbers in recent days, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday he would deploy rapid COVID-19 testing machines to target the areas.
  • Public health experts fear winter will bring the seasonal flu on top of the coronavirus pandemic, and one national survey shows that one in three parents say they won't get their children flu shots this year.

Staying Safe

What to do if you think you have coronavirus

Here’s what to know about the symptoms and what to do if you have them. It's important to take precautions to protect not only your health, but also that of others.

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Can you reuse a disposable mask?

Here's how to safely remove, clean, store and reuse your disposable mask.

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How to be safe when socializing

Is there a safe way to see family or friends while following social-distancing guidelines?

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How can I tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19?

Influenza and COVID-19 have such similar symptoms, you may need to get tested to know what's making you miserable.

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Can coronavirus spread through the air?

The World Health Organization recently acknowledged the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions.

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Can you get the coronavirus twice?

Health experts think people who had COVID-19 will have some immunity against a repeat infection. But they don’t know how much protection or how long it would last.

How safe is outdoor dining?

Are you helping or hurting the people involved in the restaurant business by dining out? Experts weigh in.

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Can plastic face shields protect you from the coronavirus?

Plastic face shields are most frequently worn by nurses or doctors who are very close to patients who may be exposed to droplets that contain the coronavirus.

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What's the risk of getting coronavirus outside vs. inside?

The virus does spread more easily indoors, but you should still follow social distancing guidelines to protect yourself outside.

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Is it safe to go to the gym?

Whether or not it is safe to return to the gym has become a puzzling question for people as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise in many states.

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Debunking coronavirus conspiracies

Two doctors address some of the false medical claims in a popular viral video.

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Public health glossary

What's the difference between quarantine and isolation? Here's a guide to the public health terms used in the coronavirus coverage.

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WHO's FAQ guide

See the World Health Organization's FAQ guide to get informed about the coronavirus.

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By the numbers

Cases by State

StatesConfirmedDeceased
California805,26315,608
Texas728,55215,356
Florida701,30714,207
New York 456,46032,844
Georgia315,2816,961
Illinois292,1288,858
Arizona217,5105,623
North Carolina208,2483,445
New Jersey204,10716,107
Tennessee193,7322,389
Louisiana165,0915,298
Pennsylvania156,8268,107
Alabama152,9832,501
Ohio151,8024,746
Virginia146,5933,172
South Carolina146,4553,337
Michigan135,7027,049
Massachusetts131,0729,415
Missouri124,6202,064
Maryland123,8803,938
Indiana118,3223,591
Wisconsin117,5881,283
Minnesota97,6382,015
Mississippi97,0492,921
Iowa86,9611,320
Washington86,2692,100
Oklahoma85,1941,007
Arkansas82,0491,329
Nevada79,1911,585
Utah71,442453
Colorado69,4902,044
Kentucky66,9391,162
Kansas58,629637
Connecticut57,1474,503
Puerto Rico46,304644
Nebraska44,063470
Idaho40,501460
Oregon32,994547
New Mexico28,844870
Rhode Island24,4241,110
South Dakota21,738218
North Dakota20,983234
Delaware20,389634
West Virginia15,512337
Washington, D.C.15,264624
Montana12,413174
Hawaii12,116132
New Hampshire8,208439
Alaska7,59756
Wyoming5,75450
Maine5,300140
Guam2,35442
Vermont1,74558

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Adm. Giroir demonstrates rapid COVID-19 test

Adm. Brett Giroir, the federal official overseeing coronavirus testing in the United States, on Monday demonstrated the rapid coronavirus tests that will be distributed across the country.
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