Coronavirus live updates: Russia’s total cases surpass 335,000, Patrick Ewing hospitalized

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More than 5.2 million people in the world have contracted the coronavirus, which has spread to at least 188 countries and regions world-wide. The global death toll currently stands at 337,572, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Brazil on Saturday briefly had the second-highest number of reported cases in the world — after the United States — until Russia gave updated numbers that put its total back above Brazil’s. Latin America’s most populous nation now has more than 330,000 cases and more than 21,000 reported deaths, data compiled by Johns Hopkins showed.Dr. Anthony Fauci, in a CNBC interview Friday, said now is the time to reopen the economy, but states should still take “very significant precautions” with social distancing. States continue to chart a path forward, reopening nonessential businesses and easing restrictions on movement. Even the hardest-hit states in the country, New York and New Jersey, are reopening beaches for Memorial Day weekend.This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks. Global cases: More than 5.2 millionGlobal deaths: At least 338,232Countries with the most cases: United States (more than 1.6 million), Russia (335,882), Brazil (330,890), United Kingdom (255,544), Spain (234,824)The data …

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