3 months What you need to know today about the virus outbreak Inquirer
The number of people around the world who have contracted coronavirus has surged past 500,000, and the United States tops the list, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.     That comes as U.S. deaths from the pandemic have now topped 1,100, in another grim milestone for a global outbreak that is taking lives and wreaked havoc on economies and established routines of life. Worldwide, the death toll climbed past 23,000, according to Johns Hopkins' running count. Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week --- almost five times the previous record set in 1982 --- amid ... more