Coronavirus cases surpass 300,000 globally

Coronavirus cases rocketed to more than 300,000 Saturday, with deaths rising to nearly 13,000 as leaders around the world urged their citizens to stay home to slow the spread of the pandemic.

The spike comes the same day that Italy’s death toll surged by 793 in a single 24-hour period, two days after the country had surpassed China in coronavirus deaths.

At more than 81,000 registered cases, China still tops the list, followed by Italy with 53,578 cases of the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center.

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