The global number of COVID-19 cases topped 300,000 today, with numbers soaring in western Europe and pandemic activity heating up in North America and other parts of the world

In the United States today, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the first point-of-care rapid test for the virus.

Italy’s illnesses and deaths today soared again, and an ongoing surge in Spain lifted its case total past 20,000, putting the global total at 303,816. Also, confirmed US cases today approached 25,000, according to the Johns Hopkins online tracker, making it the fourth hardest-hit country in the world.

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