U.S. Braces for Pivotal Week as Global Virus Death Toll Passes 70,000

U.S. officials anticipated America’s most difficult week yet in the coronavirus crisis and some Asian countries braced for a surge in infections as the global death toll passed 70,000. Some European nations showed signs that restrictions were helping to slow the spread of the disease.

Infections in the U.S. stood at more than 337,000 Monday, with the death toll at 9,653, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Sunday that this week would be “the hardest and saddest week of most Americans’…

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