Coronavirus live updates: California surpasses two million cases


By ROSA SANCHEZ, EMILY SHAPIRO and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 78.4 million people worldwide and killed over 1.7 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news is developing Thursday. All times Eastern:

Dec 24, 5:34 amCalifornia surpasses two million casesCalifornia now has more than two million confirmed cases of coronavirus since the start of the pandemic — the first state to report the grim milestone.The state has at least 2,010,004 diagnosed cases and 23,651 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.