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Two planes with protective equipment arrived to restock Spain’s overloaded public health system on Wednesday as confirmed cases surpassed 100,000 and the nation saw its biggest death toll so far, Reuters reports.
The big picture: COVID-19 cases surged past 900,000 and the global death toll surpassed 45,000 early Wednesday, per Johns Hopkins data. Italy has reported more than 12,000 deaths.
The FBI processed a record 3.7 million gun background checks in March — more than any month previously reported, according to the agency's latest data.
Driving the news: The spike's timing suggests it may be driven at least in part by the coronavirus.