The global death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 500,000 Sunday, while the number of confirmed cases worldwide reach 10 million, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
The number of cases worldwide marks a milestone in the spread of the virus, believed to have originated in China late last year. However, with testing still limited in some parts of the world, the actual number of global cases could be significantly higher.
The United States continues to lead in the number of confirmed cases, with more than 2.5 million and a death toll of 126,332 by Sunday afternoon, according to NBC News’ tally.
Vice President Mike Pence postponed planned campaign appearances in Arizona and Florida this week “out of an abundance of caution” because of virus spikes.