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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CoronaVirus Covid-19 CoronaVirus Treatment coronavirus vaccine The U.S. death toll is now over 30,000.

April 16, 2020, 9:31 AM

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More than 2 million have been infected with the novel coronavirus worldwide as the pandemic continues to affect every aspect of people's lives.

The global death toll stands at more than 137,000 people, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to a number of deaths in which a person is not tested for the virus.

Many municipalities have begun counting probable deaths caused by COVID-19, including New York City, the epicenter of the disease in the United States.

More than 518,000 people have recovered from the virus.

The U.S. has more deaths and cases than any country in the world, with more than 639,000 diagnosed cases and at least 30,985 deaths.

Today's biggest developments:

  • Trump to speak with world leaders on coronavirus response
  • Harry and Meghan help at food shelter
  • Here's how the news is developing today. All times Eastern. Please refresh this page for updates.

    6:38 a.m.: CDC to tour processing plant where hundreds tested positive

    South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem announced that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials are on the ground in Sioux Falls and will tour a Smithfield Foods plant Thursday “in partnership with state and local officials,” Noem said.

    There's been 518 Smithfield employees who have tested positive for novel coronavirus as well as 126 cases of nonemployees that became infected due to an employee, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.

    Noem said the state is “aggressively testing” employees and those they have come into contact with “and as soon as possible getting them into isolation.”

    The governor added she's working with federal officials and Smithfield leaders “on a plan to safely reopen the plant to get it back online to bring some relief not only to our egg producers, but to make sure we're continuing to secure our nation's food supply.”

    5:01 a.m.: Trump to discuss coronavirus with G-7 leaders

    President Donald Trump is set to discuss the coronavirus pandemic with G-7 leaders in a conference call on Thursday morning.

    He will be joined by the leaders of the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan.

    Trump last spoke with the group as a whole on a conference call on March 16. Much has changed in the world since then, when fewer than 100 people had died in the U.S.

    The U.S. was set to host of this year’s G-7, which was to be held at Camp David in June, before Trump canceled the gathering three days after that last videoconference in March.

    Tune into ABC at 1 p.m. ET and ABC News Live at 4 p.m. ET every weekday for special coverage of the novel coronavirus with the full ABC News team, including the latest news, context and analysis.

    3:55 a.m.: Harry, Meghan help at LA nonprofit

    Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry spent a second day helping out at Project Angel Food, a charity in Los Angeles that feeds people too sick to do so themselves.

    Those facing a hard time during the coronavirus pandemic are being helped with food by the nonprofit.

    The nonprofit was founded by former presidential candidate Marianne Williamson originally to deal with helping those with HIV/AIDS.

    Meghan decided to help on Easter Sunday, and then again on Wednesday, after her mom, Doria Ragland, said the group was in need of volunteers.

    What to know about coronavirus:

  • How it started and how to protect yourself: Coronavirus explained
  • What to do if you have symptoms: Coronavirus symptoms
  • Tracking the spread in the U.S. and worldwide: Coronavirus map

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