Global Coronavirus Infections Exceed 270,000

The number of confirmed coronavirus infections globally crossed 270,000 on Saturday and deaths topped 11,000, even as more governments resorted to drastic measures to contain the spread.

President Trump approved a major disaster declaration for New York on Friday evening, unlocking federal funding and assistance for the state, which has the highest number of infections in the country. The decision came after Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered all nonessential businesses to close and urged residents to stay indoors to the greatest extent…

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