The number of US coronavirus deaths approached 100,000, with just under 99,000 recorded early Tuesday, according to NBC News' count.

Iran Press/America: The US leads the world in both deaths and confirmed cases, with 1.67 million infections recorded.

As the US and other countries take steps to lift lockdowns and other restrictions, the World Health Organization warned that places, where coronavirus infections are declining, could still face an "immediate second peak" if they let up too soon on measures to halt the outbreak.

The global death toll nears 352,225 with  5,684,802  confirmed cases, according to the World Health Organization, which declared the outbreak a pandemic.

COVID-19 was first detected in China's Wuhan in late December and has since spread across the world. 


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