Donald Trump warned Americans on Saturday to brace for a “very horrendous” number of coronavirus deaths in the coming week.
As of Thursday, the number of cases of the novel coronavirus has reached more than 938,348 in the world.
China on Wednesday reported 38 more deaths from the new coronavirus but a fall in fresh cases for a third consecutive day.
A viral coronavirus outbreak that began in China has infected more than 83,000 people globally.
Iran has put in place a set of contingency plans, including the temporary shutdown of schools, universities and cultural centers, in an effort to curb a coronavirus outbreak that has already claimed eight lives in the country.
More than 2,000 people globally have been infected with a new coronavirus, the vast majority of them in China, where 56 people left dead from the disease.