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Coronavirus update: Global death tally approaches 1 million, U.S. deaths near 200,000


The number of deaths as a result of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose closer to 1 million globally, and neared 200,000 in the United States on Monday, amid growing concerns that a new surge in cases is being masked by political rhetoric.

Worries about the new surge in cases helped weigh on the stock market, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average

 sank 664 points, or 2.4%, in afternoon trading, and the S&P 500 index

 slid 1.9%. See Market Snapshot.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump last week contradicted comments made by his administration’s health experts regarding the timing of when a vaccine might be…


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