Coronavirus cases reach nearly million worldwide, death toll hits 50K

Almost a million people worldwide have confirmed cases of the coronavirus, according to the latest data.

The gut-wrenching numbers from Johns Hopkins University also show a death toll topping 50,000.

At one p.m. on Thursday, 981,221 people were confirmed infected across the globe while 50,230 people have died.

The US has more COVID-19 cases than any other country — with 226,374 confirmed to have been sickened by the virus, and 5,316 deaths.

The rising infected and death tally also comes as the virus’s economic toll mounts, with US jobless claims up nearly 10 million in the past two weeks, federal Labor Department stats revealed Thursday.


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