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Global virus deaths at 154,000

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The number of deaths linked to the novel coronavirus has hit almost 154,000 worldwide, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally, while Reuters news agency reported that the total number of infections in the United States has hit 700,000, up more than 30,000 from the previous day with few states still not reporting. The number of US deaths is hovering around 37,000. Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has accused US President Donald Trump of "fomenting domestic rebellion and spreading lies" after the latter urged supporters to "LIBERATE" three states led by Democratic governors. The British government was too slow to react on several fronts to the novel coronavirus outbreak that could cause the deaths of 40,000 people in the United Kingdom, a leading public health professor told lawmakers on Friday. Saudi Arabia's grand mufti has said Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr prayers could take place at home amid the coronavirus pandemic. Aljazeera

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