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Task force members include Pence; Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar; Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator; and Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The outbreak has spread to dozens of countries, with more than 9.6 million confirmed cases worldwide and over 489,731 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. has had at least 2.4 million cases and 124,415 deaths, according to the latest tallies.
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