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

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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
DJIA,
-2.23%

 sank 664 points, or 2.4%, in afternoon trading, and the S&P 500 index
SPX,
-1.67%

 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…



Source marketwatch.com

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