The number of confirmed coronavirus deaths topped 100,000 on Friday, a reminder of the virus' strength even as many of the worst hotspots in the world have shown signs of turning the corner.
The number of deaths doubled from nearly a week ago, many of them coming from the United States. The U.S. had the highest number of reported daily deaths in the world on Friday, though its death rate per million citizens was substantially lower than many parts of Europe.
The real number of deaths may be substantially higher than the official count. U.S. intelligence concluded this month that China likely provided false data to the world about the extent of the pandemic in its own borders.