Live coronavirus updates: 930,000 cases worldwide

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A medical worker transports a patient to the Montefiore Medical Center on Wednesday April 1 in New York.
A medical worker transports a patient to the Montefiore Medical Center on Wednesday April 1 in New York. Mary Altaffer / AP

Edge towards 1 million cases: The new coronavirus has infected more than 932,000 people and killed more than 46,000 worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University, which tracks figures from the World Health Organization and other sources.

Most affected United States: The United States has recorded more than 211,700 cases, according to a count by CNN. At least 4,762 people died across the country – more than 1,300 in New York alone. At least 928 new deaths were reported on Wednesday – the highest figures on any single day during the epidemic.

Trolling supplies: President Trump has said that the US national strategic stock is almost depleted, as hospitals across the country need millions of masks, protective gear and thousands of additional ventilators.

Aircraft carrier cases: Nearly 3,000 sailors from the USS Theodore Roosevelt will be evacuated from the aircraft carrier and quarantined in Guam hotels after a desperate call for help as the ship’s coronavirus cases near 100.

The situation in Europe: Spain has now recorded more than 104,000 cases, while the United Kingdom has reported the highest number of deaths in a day, with 563 new deaths. Slower rate of coronavirus patients in Italy “confirmation of hope” say the officials.

Extended locks: Italy, Germany and Pakistan are among the countries that are extending their closures to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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