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Global Case Count Passes 200,000 & Death Toll Passes 8,200

Global coronavirus cases have surpassed 200,000 Wednesday morning and more than 8,200 have lost their lives since a novel virus appeared in the Hubei province of China late last year. 
According to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University, more than 82,000 people have recovered from the virus. 
As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, China tops the list with 81,102 cases, Italy has the second-highest number of cases with 31,506 and Iran comes next with 17,361.
All 50 states in the U.S. are now linked to the virus, with nearly 6,500 confirmed cases around the nation. West Virginia was the last state to report a coronavirus case Tuesday afternoon. 
At least 100 people have died in the U.S., linked to the virus’s outbreak. Thirty of those individuals are linked to the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., one of the first hotspots of community spread in the nation. 
As test production ramps up around the nation, those numbers are expected to rise.
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