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Coronavirus: World Sees Growing Toll Amid Warnings Of Second Wave

As the number of deaths blamed on the coronavirus now tops 46,000 in the United States and 182,000 worldwide, California officials say COVID-19 started claiming lives on American soil more than three weeks earlier than previously thought.

As the number of deaths blamed on the coronavirus now tops 46,000 in the United States and 182,000 worldwide, California officials say COVID-19 started claiming lives on American soil more than three weeks earlier than previously thought. The news comes amid concerted efforts to ramp up testing, which is considered vital to enabling state leaders to ease measures that have led to widespread shutdowns.