The Philippines’ health ministry on Thursday reported 17 more novel coronavirus deaths and 539 new infections, the largest number of cases reported in a single day since the
virus was first detected in the country.
Global deaths near 360,000 as Philippines has biggest daily spike in cases
With the European Union unveiling a massive recovery plan to step up its emergence from the crisis, the catastrophic US figure was a reminder of the devastation being wreaked across the ocean all over the hard-hit Americas.
Numbers in the US: Coronavirus-related deaths have topped 101,000 in the United States, and there were more than 21,700 cases reported Thursday. New infection rates are holding steady in many states, and going down in some — but it is still increasing in nearly all southern states.