(Meredith) -- As of Monday night, the novel coronavirus has killed nearly 11,000 people, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the number of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. may be higher than its count as well.

The CDC says that's due to two main reasons: informational updates usually lag a week or two and some "may be misclassified as pneumonia deaths in the absence of positive test results."

Some international leaders also believe COVID-19 deaths are underreported because of an overall lack of testing for the virus.

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