Coronavirus cases top 300,000 worldwide
What you need to know
- The global outlook: More than 300,000people have contracted the novel coronavirus and at least 12,944 have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
- Threat of severe economic downturn: A global recession is looming as businesses down tools and send workers home to stop the spread of the virus.
- US death toll rises: More than 323 people have died from the virus in the United States.