Global Coronavirus Death Toll Nears 500,000

Dr. Anthony Fauci, right, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens as Vice President Pence speaks during a news conference Friday at the Department of Health and Human Services. The U.S. has lost more people to COVID-19 than any other country.

Global deaths stand at over 496,000 on Saturday, with almost 10 million confirmed infections. The U.S. saw the highest number of daily confirmed cases this week — over 45,000 reported on Friday.

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