The pandemic death toll passed 100,000 today, as COVID-19 activity accelerated in emerging hot spots such as Turkey and Ecuador, and as the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned countries currently under stay-at-home restrictions to avoid lifting them too quickly. With cases rising quickly on several continents, the global illness total rose to 1,677,256 from 185 countries, according to the Johns Hopkins online dashboard. Deaths reached 102,026.

 

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