Coronavirus news and updates: Global deaths top 400K; US officials urge demonstrators to get tested; New York to allow in-person graduations

Coronavirus news and updates: Global deaths top 400K; US officials urge demonstrators to get tested; New York to allow in-person graduations

The number of worldwide coronavirus deaths topped 400,000 on Sunday, according to the Johns Hopkins University data dashboard — including more than 110,000 fatalities in the United States, most in the world.

As thousands nationwide continue to protest for racial equality and against police brutality following George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis on Memorial Day, U.S. officials are warning demonstrators to seek testing amid worries that the country could see a spike in new infections.

“Get a test. Get a test,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday. "I would act as if you were exposed, and I would tell people you are interacting with, assume I am positive for the virus," Cuomo said.

Worldwide cases are nearing 7 million, with 1.9 million in the United States, according to John Hopkins data.

What's in the news

New York to allow in-person graduations of up to 150 people.Here's when they can start. – Rochester Democrat & ChronicleBrazil’s government has stopped publishing a running total of coronavirus deaths and infections. Critics say it's an attempt to hide the true toll of the disease in Latin America’s largest nation. – The Associated PressDisney World's resort hotels return June 22 from COVID-19 shutdown: Here's what to expect. – USA TODAYThere’s a black jobs crisis — and coronavirus is making it worse. – Los Angeles TimesThere may be a coronavirus vaccine this year. It probably won't stop the pandemic, though. – Buzzfeed NewsIf you're worried about coronavirus while having sex, a new study says you should wear a mask. – CNN

What we're reading

Could COVID-19 be prevented before it starts?Some researchers are looking for a way.Going deep on COVID-19 testing. More isn't necessarily better, 'it’s all about how smart they are testing.'A coronavirus vaccine could require you to get two shots.Here's why.Misinformation and conspiracy theories are dangerous for everybody. Bill Gates is not secretly plotting microchips in a coronavirus vaccine.Many businesses promise to 'deep clean' offices before reopening. What does that mean?

Contributing: The Associated Press


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