U.S. Virus Death Toll Nears 10,000

Around the world, countries are steeling themselves for a surge of coronavirus infections as the U.S. anticipates its most difficult week yet of the health crisis.

U.S. infections rose to more than 337,000 Monday, with the death toll at 9,648, 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’ lives” as infection cases are expected to peak in some of the hardest-hit cities, including New York.

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