Coronavirus live updates: More than 32,000 people have died from COVID-19 as global cases continue to surge with 684,000 infected


The novel coronavirus has continued to sweep the globe, infecting 679,977 people around the world. So far,  31,734 individuals have died from COVID-19. The recent jump in the death toll was contributed in part by cases reported in the UK and Italy.

On Saturday night, the United States’ death toll surpassed 2,000, just two days after reaching 1,000. Following another record single-day death toll of at least 832, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez ordered all non-essential workers to stay home for two weeks on Saturday to help beat the coronavirus.

Europe and the Americas are seeing the vast majority of new cases. The US has the world’s highest case total — over 124,000 — since it surpassed China and Italy on March 26. Italy has the world’s second-highest caseload: 92,472.

New York has the largest number of coronavirus cases of any US state — more than 53,000, which accounts for nearly 8% of the world’s coronavirus cases.

In total, at least 177 countries and territories have reported cases. Many have declared nationwide lockdowns or otherwise dramatically restricted travel. This has left hundreds of millions of people under unprecedented restrictions: a third of the world is now under some form of lockdown.

A dozen Business Insider staffers are keeping this post updated with the most recent developments around the clock.

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