Coronavirus live news: Cases pass 1.2m as Trump tells Americans to expect 'a lot of death'

Quarter of cases globally are in US; Spain infections overtake Italy; US deploys military personnel. Follow the latest updates.

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases globally has passed 1.2 million, according to Johns Hopkins University figures.

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Mexican Deputy Hugo Lopez-Gatell said on Saturday that decades of poor eating habits in the country have created an epidemic of obesity, diabetes and other related health complications that make its people more vulnerable to the novel coronavirus.

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