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Coronavirus live updates: cases top 930,000 globally

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Nearing a million: The novel coronavirus  has infected more than 937,000 people and killed over 47,000 worldwide, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.
Worst-hit: The US has reported more than 216,500 cases, with over 5,100 deaths, according to the university's count. New York City's death toll has passed 1,300. 

Meanwhile, Spain has recorded over 100,000 cases.

Medical supplies: US federal stockpiles  of emergency medical gear are almost depleted as hospitals need millions more masks and protective equipment.

Lockdowns extended: Italy, Germany and Pakistan are among countries that are prolonging their lockdowns to stop the spread of virus.