WASHINGTON 

Global coronavirus infections have exceeded 1.5 million as governments worldwide struggle to get the pandemic under control.  

The Johns Hopkins study found that 1,500,830 people have been infected with the virus since it emerged in China four months ago, including 87,705 people who have died and 317,855 individuals who have fully recovered.

The U.S. remains the country with the highest number of infections at more than 423,000, but Italy is the country with highest death toll with 17,669 fatalities.  

After first being detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan China in December, the virus has spread to at least

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