By MORGAN WINSOR, ERIN SCHUMAKER and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News
(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 92.4 million people worldwide and killed over 1.98 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
Here’s how the news is developing Thursday. All times Eastern:
Jan 14, 8:32 am
WHO experts arrive in Wuhan
An international team of scientists researching the origins of COVID-19 arrived on Thursday in Wuhan, China, where the coronavirus was first discovered, the World Health Organization said.
“The experts will begin their work immediately during the 2 weeks quarantine protocol for international travelers,” the WHO tweeted.
Jan 14, 8:19 am
US could see up to 477,000 deaths by Feb. 6
This week’s national released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts that 16,200 to 29,600 more Americans will likely die in the week ending Feb. 2.
The national ensemble estimates a total of 440,000 to 477,000 COVID-19 deaths will be reported by that date.
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