Revised data from Johns Hopkins University showed global infection cases near 2 million again. At 9:25 a.m. Beijing time, there were 1,918,855 cases and 119,588 deaths reported.
The number of confirmed U.S. cases shown on the site stood at 581,679, an apparent revision of a total that exceeded 600,000 at 7:50 a.m. Beijing time.
CNBC quoted a representative from Hopkins as saying: “At around the time you saw the 2 million mark the team found an anomaly in Florida data for Okaloosa that drove a spike from 19,985 to 123,019. It has since been corrected.”