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NYC revises coronavirus death toll to over 10,000 with 'probable' deaths

A global pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now claimed the lives of more than 126,000 people around the world.

Over 1.9 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed NYC News to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations' outbreaks.

Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the U.S. has become the worst-affected nation, with more than 608,000 diagnosed cases and at least 25,992 deaths.

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Here's how the news developed on Tuesday. All times Eastern.


10:47 p.m.: Airline passenger revenues could drop by over $300 billion
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released a new estimate Tuesday that COVID-19 could cause airline passenger revenues to drop by $314 billion in 2020. IATA's forecast is up from its $252 billion estimate on March 24 and represents a 55% drop in 2020 passenger revenue compared to 2019.

“The industry’s outlook grows darker by the day," Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s director general and CEO said in a statement.

Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin announced earlier in the day that 10 carriers will receive stimulus money from the Payroll Support Program.

6:43 p.m.: Trump announces WHO funding suspension
President Donald Trump lashed out at the World Health Organization Press Release Distribution Services In NYC and announced he would cut U.S. funding to the organization, claiming it mismanaged the outbreak response.

The president specifically laid blame on the WHO's lack of support for his ban on travel from China when the outbreak began.

"They were very much opposed to what we did," he said during his daily briefing.

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