Italy coronavirus death toll surges past 1,000: Live updates

More than 4,600 people have died and more than 126,000 infected globally from COVID-19.

Italy coronavirus death toll surges past 1,000: Live updates

The United States Congress physician expects somewhere between 70 to 150 million people in the country to eventually get infected with the novel coronavirus, a lawmaker said.

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib from Michigan made the comments during a hearing of the House of Representatives with members of the president's coronavirus task force.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a pandemic as Italy tightened its strict quarantine and the US imposed a ban on flights to Europe.

More than 4,600 people have died and over 126,000 infected globally, according to the WHO. About 68,000 victims have recovered, according to Johns Hopkins University, which is tracking the virus.