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Coronavirus Cases Surpass 55,000 in U.S.; Deaths in Spain Overtake China


U.S. has third-highest infections after China and Italy; Spain fatalities top 3,434 The number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in the U.S. surpassed 60,000, led by a continued surge of infections in New York, as lawmakers worked to soften the economic consequences of the pandemic that has shut down wide swaths of the country.
World-wide there were more than 458,000 cases Wednesday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. More than 20,800 people have died, and in a grim milestone, Spain on Wednesday surpassed China’s death toll from the virus. Infections in Italy rose to 74,386, closing...