Global case count tops 700K, JNJ announces vaccine candidate

The global coronavirus case count 735,000 Monday, with more than 35,000 deaths reported, according to Johns Hopkins. The U.S. leads has the most number of affected, with more than 140,000 cases, while Italy continues to see a staggering death toll that accounts for nearly one-third of deaths, at 10,700.

The 1,000-bed U.S. Naval Ship Comfort docked in New York City Monday, bringing much-needed relief to strained hospitals in the New York City metro area— which is the epicenter of the outbreak in the U.S.

The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort is docked at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., Saturday, March 28, 2020. The ship set to depart for New York to assist hospitals responding to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Over the weekend, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases, said the outbreak could claim 200,000 U.S. lives, and President

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