Coronavirus live updates: Global cases pass 1.6 million

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Live Blog / Coronavirus live updates: Global cases pass 1.6 million

Here are the latest updates on coronavirus from around the world.

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A funeral director puts on personal protective kits due to COVID-19 concerns while collecting a body at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday.John Minchillo / APUpdated April 10, 2020, 11:39 AM WAT

The coronavirus death toll in the United States of America showed some signs of slowing with just under 1,000 deaths between Thursday and Friday morning, although the nationwide death toll continues to increase and is getting close to 17,000, according to an National Broadcasting Corporation News tally today April 10th, 2020.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in New York State at when the news was gathered by is 162,882 persons.

Globally, the number of cases passed 1.6 million, according to data collated by Johns Hopkins University, as countries deliberate over further lockdown measures or bothered about second wave outbreaks. Millions of people around the globe are preparing for Easter celebrations and a weekend holiday.

Current and former U.S. officials disclosed to NBC News that American spy agencies collected raw intelligence hinting at a public health crisis in Wuhan, China, in November, but the information was not understood as the first warning signs of an impending global pandemic. 

Stay safe.

Damilola Ogungbade

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