Global Cases Near 2 Million; States Look at Easing Lockdowns

As some countries explore how to relax pandemic-fighting restrictions and others extend them for fear of a resurgence, global infections approached two million, more than doubling over the past two weeks.

Early Tuesday, confirmed cases world-wide of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, passed 1.92 million, more than a quarter of them in the U.S., according to data from Johns Hopkins University. In the 24 hours that ended at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Monday, 1,584 people in the U.S. died from the coronavirus…

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