A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 502,000 people worldwide.
Over 10.1 million people across the globe 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. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations' outbreaks.
Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 2.5 million diagnosed cases and at least 125,928 deaths.
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11:17 p.m.: IRS won't postpone tax filing deadline
The Department of the Treasury and IRS announced that the current tax filing and payment deadline of July 15 will not be postponed.
The original deadline to file was April 15, but it was postponed three months due to the pandemic.
Individual taxpayers unable to meet the July 15 due date can request an automatic extension of time to file until Oct. 15, but it is not an extension to pay taxes due.
For those facing hardship due to the crisis, the IRS is offering a number of payment options.
"The IRS understands that those affected by the coronavirus may not be able to pay their balances in full by July 15, but we have many payment options to help taxpayers," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig in a statement published on the IRS website. "These easy-to-use payment options are available on IRS.gov, and most can be done automatically without reaching out to an IRS representative."
8:42 p.m.: Los Angeles beaches to close July 4th weekend
Los Angeles County beaches will be closed during the Fourth of July weekend, the county's Lost Hills Sheriff's Station said.
Beaches, piers, beach bike paths and beach access points will be closed from Friday through Monday, officials said. Trespassers will be subject to a $1,000 fine, police said.
ABC News' Alina Lobzina, Katherine Faulders, Marilyn Heck, Matthew Fuhrman, Bonnie Mclean, Sam Sweeney and Christine Theodorou contributed to this report.