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Global cases surpass 1 million, 6.6 million unemployment claims filed

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from around the world.
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A pedestrian wears a face mask as he walks past a mural of a fish while strolling on the boardwalk at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York on April 2, 2020.Kathy Willens / AP

The White House is expected to recommend that Americans wear a face covering when they go out.

On Thursday, the coronavirus death toll in the U.S. topped 5,000 on Thursday, according to NBC News' tally, and nearly 240,000 cases have been confirmed across the country. Globally, more than 1,000,000 people have tested positive and more than 50,000 have died from COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University.

In the United States, government relief payments will begin the week of April 13 — although people who don’t have direct deposit on file with the Internal Revenue Service may have to wait months for checks to arrive, according to a memo obtained by NBC News.

The economic fallout from the pandemic accelerated with a record 6.6 million jobless claims filed last week.

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1088d ago / 2:37 AM UTC

Patriots plane ferries critical masks from China to U.S.

1088d ago / 2:17 AM UTC

White House setting up COVID-19 hotline for lawmakers

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1088d ago / 2:09 AM UTC

More in California adopting mask policies

1088d ago / 1:40 AM UTC

With U.S. border work on track, rural towns fear virus spread

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Florida rapper in jail on murder charges tests positive

1088d ago / 12:28 AM UTC

Photo: California's deserted beaches

1088d ago / 12:11 AM UTC

Louisiana extends stay-at-home through April 30

1088d ago / 12:04 AM UTC

Roy Moore to advise Louisiana pastor arrested for violating coronavirus orders

1088d ago / 11:46 PM UTC

New York City burials delayed due to surging coronavirus deaths

1088d ago / 11:20 PM UTC

Private jet industry touts new coronavirus tax break

1088d ago / 11:04 PM UTC

Fact check: Biden claims Trump is holding up stimulus checks

1088d ago / 10:35 PM UTC

Disney announces employee furloughs

1088d ago / 10:25 PM UTC

The coronavirus crisis has turned NYC into a warzone for first-responders: EMS chief

1088d ago / 10:23 PM UTC

Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine released early from jail amid coronavirus health concerns

1088d ago / 10:19 PM UTC

Banks warn of 'utter chaos' in new small business lending program

1088d ago / 10:10 PM UTC

Fact check: Trump falsely claims U.S. is testing more people per capita than other countries

1088d ago / 10:08 PM UTC

Navy relieves captain who raised alarm about outbreak on aircraft carrier

1088d ago / 9:53 PM UTC

White House doctor: Trump again tests negative for COVID-19

1088d ago / 9:52 PM UTC

3 more federal inmates die after testing positive

1088d ago / 9:37 PM UTC

New York City mayor advises residents to cover faces when in public

1088d ago / 9:13 PM UTC

Global coronavirus cases surpass 1 million

1088d ago / 9:08 PM UTC

Tennessee issues stay-at-home order

1088d ago / 9:03 PM UTC

Biden slams McConnell, calls on Congress to pass fourth coronavirus stimulus package

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A new app asks people to submit crucial data — how they feel each day


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Detroit, still clawing back from financial crisis, reels as coronavirus claims lives

1088d ago / 8:15 PM UTC

Trump uses Defense Production Act to streamline ventilator supply chain for manufacturers

1088d ago / 7:57 PM UTC

Instacart to distribute safety kits to shoppers

1088d ago / 7:42 PM UTC
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Photo: The scene in Spain

1088d ago / 6:41 PM UTC

Many Americans may have to wait months for coronavirus relief checks


1088d ago / 6:33 PM UTC

15 people charged in New Jersey after funeral where dozens gathered

1088d ago / 6:20 PM UTC

Economic crisis jolts unemployment offices into the coronavirus front lines

1088d ago / 6:13 PM UTC

British man runs backyard marathon

1088d ago / 5:57 PM UTC

'Top Gun' and 'A Quiet Place Part II' get new release dates

1088d ago / 5:53 PM UTC

Coronavirus deaths top 5,000 in the U.S.

1088d ago / 5:49 PM UTC

FDA reduces restrictions on gay blood donors amid 'urgent need'

1088d ago / 5:21 PM UTC

Feds distribute thousands of surgical masks, gloves seized by FBI

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1088d ago / 5:19 PM UTC

Unemployed Americans face prospect of losing health benefits

1088d ago / 5:04 PM UTC

Hong Kong to shutter bars on Friday

1088d ago / 4:48 PM UTC

Lawmakers ask that evacuated Peace Corps volunteers be allowed to aid response

1088d ago / 4:44 PM UTC

Western states report 600 deaths to date

1088d ago / 4:16 PM UTC

Democratic Party delays July convention until August over coronavirus concerns

1088d ago / 4:14 PM UTC

New York has 85,000 volunteers to fight pandemic as deaths in state pass 2,000


1088d ago / 4:02 PM UTC

Photo: Messages for NHS in Britain

1088d ago / 4:00 PM UTC

Georgia's GOP governor admits he just learned asymptomatic people can spread coronavirus

1088d ago / 3:49 PM UTC

NYC emergency medical services to stop taking unresponsive cardiac patients to hospitals

1088d ago / 3:34 PM UTC

Putin extends stay-at-home guidance until the end of April

1088d ago / 3:07 PM UTC

Texas city says it may fine, jail residents who do not cover their face

1088d ago / 2:53 PM UTC

Michigan closes its school buildings for the rest of the academic year

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Health care workers running short of drugs for COVID-19 patients turn to Twitter

1088d ago / 2:18 PM UTC

Thailand issues nationwide curfew to contain outbreak

1088d ago / 2:10 PM UTC

Photo: Raising awareness about social distancing in India

1088d ago / 2:00 PM UTC

Schumer calls on Trump to appoint 'military man' to oversee coronavirus supply distribution

1088d ago / 1:56 PM UTC

FedEx drivers say they're not getting coronavirus protections other delivery workers receive

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1088d ago / 1:52 PM UTC

Greece quarantines camp after migrants test positive

1088d ago / 1:50 PM UTC

Pentagon plans to provide 100K body bags to FEMA

1088d ago / 1:39 PM UTC

China county sets new lockdown guidelines to avoid second wave outbreak


1088d ago / 1:27 PM UTC

Fauci on threats to his safety: 'I've chosen this life'

1088d ago / 12:41 PM UTC
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WHO says 95 percent of Europe's dead are over 60 years of age, but young not immune


1088d ago / 12:35 PM UTC

A record 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment last week

1088d ago / 12:30 PM UTC

Global update on Spain's grim death toll, a quarantined migrant camp, Duterte's warning, and more

1088d ago / 12:07 PM UTC

High speed trains continue to relocate patients in France to ease hospital pressure


1088d ago / 11:58 AM UTC

Foster kids who can't visit parents are struggling under isolation

1088d ago / 11:50 AM UTC

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Italy will receive first coronavirus aid, E.U. says


1088d ago / 11:43 AM UTC

Massachusetts gets 1 million N95 masks from China — with help from the New England Patriots

1088d ago / 11:36 AM UTC

Out of the hospital, Rep. Ben McAdams says COVID-19 'hit me really, really hard'

1088d ago / 11:08 AM UTC

Vacation towns have a message for seasonal residents: Stay away

1088d ago / 10:49 AM UTC

Coronavirus cases in Iran top 50,000

1088d ago / 10:42 AM UTC

U.S. purchased medical supplies from Russia, State Department says

1088d ago / 10:40 AM UTC

Biden says he thinks convention will have to be postponed until August

1088d ago / 10:32 AM UTC

Spain's death toll tops 10,000 after record daily rise

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Man jailed for COVID-19-related assault on police officer in London

1088d ago / 9:23 AM UTC

Rows of freshly dug graves mark cemetery in São Paulo, Brazil

1088d ago / 9:07 AM UTC

Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne musician, dies of virus at 52

1088d ago / 8:56 AM UTC

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Israeli PM in isolation after health minister tests positive

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'Shoot them dead': Philippine leader warns lockdown violators

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Examining the etiquette of social distancing from shopping to traveling

1089d ago / 5:06 AM UTC

Jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis, 85, dies while fighting coronavirus

1089d ago / 4:16 AM UTC

Number of infected UT spring breakers grows to 44

1089d ago / 4:06 AM UTC

Leaders in Hawaii ask Trump to halt inbound travel