There are now 350,536 cases of COVID-19 and at least 15,328 people have died, according to aggregated data from the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering’s Centers for Systems Science and Engineering. About 100,000 people have recovered. In the U.S., where newly detected cases over the weekend soared past Iran, Germany, and Spain, there are now 35,225 cases and 471 deaths. Iran has 23,049 cases and 1,812 deaths; Germany has 26,220 cases and 111 deaths; and Spain has 33,089 cases and 2,206 deaths. In Italy, which has become the epicenter of the pandemic in recent weeks, there are now with 59,138 cases and 5,476 deaths. France has reported 16,720 cases and 676 deaths. In South Korea, which has been cited as a model for containment, there are 8,961 cases and 111 deaths. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.