Live Coronavirus Updates: The university says students may have intentionally contracted COVID-19 to sell the plasma

Brigham Young University in Idaho said it was “deeply disturbed” by the reports.

The new Coronavirus pandemic has killed more than a million people worldwide.

More than 38.1 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Diagnostic criteria vary – by clinical means or laboratory testing – from country to country. However, the actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to a shortage test, several unreported cases, and suspicion that some national governments are masking or reducing their prevalence.

The United States is the worst-affected country, with more than 7.8 million cases diagnosed and at least 215,910 deaths.

California has the largest number of cases of any US state, with more than 861,000 people diagnosed, according to Johns Hopkins data. Texas and Florida follow, with more than 826,000 and more than 738,000, respectively.

The World Health Organization is tracking more than 190 candidate vaccines for COVID-19, at least 10 of which are in critical phase 3 studies. Of those 10 potential vaccines in recent trials, five are currently available in the United States if approved.

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