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COVID-19 live updates: Total number of cases passes 3.6 million

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      A nurse works on a computer while treating patients with coronavirus in the intensive care unit at a hospital on May 1, 2020 in Leonardtown, Maryland. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) The recent coronavirus outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Known as SARS-CoV-2, the virus has resulted in more than 3.6 million infections and 250,000 deaths. SARS-CoV-2 infection causes a respiratory illness called COVID-19. COVID-19 has now been reported on every continent except Antarctica. Keep up to date with the latest research and information about COVID-19 here . 05/05/2020 18:16 GMT — MNT’s video update 05/05/2020 15:17 GMT — Study finds no link between high blood pressure drugs and COVID-19 risk The question of whether blood pressure medication raises the risk of COVID-19 or of developing a more severe form of the disease has been preoccupying  researchers  in recent months. Now, investigators from the New York University Grossman School of Medicin