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Georgia to reopen businesses Friday as U.S. deaths top 40,000

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from around the globe.
Image: Atlanta Motor Speedway Hosts Food Distribution Event For Those In Need
Volunteers load food into vehicles during a mobile market day at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia on April 17, 2020.Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images

The coronavirus death toll in the U.S. passed 40,000 late Sunday, according to NBC News' tally, and there are nearly 760,000 confirmed cases as of Monday evening.

While some governors pushed back on the Trump administration's claims that states are conducting a "sufficient" level of coronavirus testing, other governors were eager to reopen businesses in their states regardless of testing levels.

Gov. Brian Kemp announced plans to resume many businesses in Georgia this Friday, April 24, and Gov. Bill Lee said a "vast majority" of businesses in Tennessee would reopen by the end of next week.

Meanwhile, the federal agency that oversees nursing homes announced new transparency measures requiring the disclosure of coronavirus cases to patients' families and public health officials.

Here's what to know about the coronavirus, plus a timeline of the most critical moments:

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1072d ago / 8:15 PM UTC

'Vast majority' of businesses in Tennessee to reopen by May 1

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1072d ago / 7:49 PM UTC

Nurses union sues New York state, claims 'grossly inadequate' coronavirus protections

1072d ago / 7:33 PM UTC

N.J. Gov. Murphy says he plans to announce blueprint to reopen state

1072d ago / 7:31 PM UTC

'The Batman' film release pushed back 4 months

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Conservative activist family behind 'grassroots' anti-quarantine Facebook events

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Bon Jovi cancels tour rather than postpones so fans can get refunds

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More USS Theodore Roosevelt sailors have coronavirus


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Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps says its handheld device can detect coronavirus, scientists scoff


1072d ago / 6:19 PM UTC

WHO chief warns the worst of the coronavirus is still ahead

1072d ago / 5:22 PM UTC

How contact tracing could use Bluetooth to track coronavirus on your smartphone

1072d ago / 5:05 PM UTC

Video shows endangered penguins roaming streets of South African city

1072d ago / 4:57 PM UTC

Single-day death toll in New York drops to 478

1072d ago / 4:09 PM UTC

Putin says Russia's peak has yet to come

1072d ago / 4:07 PM UTC

Facebook removes some events calling for protests of stay-at-home orders

1072d ago / 3:59 PM UTC

16-year-old released from hospital after recovering from COVID-19

1072d ago / 3:27 PM UTC
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Travel restrictions to Mexico and Canada extended

1072d ago / 2:25 PM UTC

NYC LGBTQ Pride March canceled for first time in half-century

1072d ago / 2:20 PM UTC

Photo: A moment of silence in Madrid

1072d ago / 2:10 PM UTC

Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City is in desperate need of surgical gowns

1072d ago / 1:54 PM UTC

Congressional leaders, Trump administration near deal on interim coronavirus aid bill

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1072d ago / 1:14 PM UTC

Broadway star Nick Cordero's wife on his coronavirus leg amputation: 'It was life or leg'

1072d ago / 12:33 PM UTC

Ex-FDA chief says U.S. likely won't have broad-based coronavirus testing until September

1072d ago / 12:27 PM UTC

China denies coronavirus originated from Wuhan lab

1072d ago / 11:53 AM UTC

Coronavirus batters the Navajo Nation, and it's about to get worse

1072d ago / 11:44 AM UTC

In rare message, Queen Elizabeth II's husband thanks coronavirus workers

1072d ago / 11:32 AM UTC

Iran begins to loosen lockdown restrictions

1072d ago / 11:23 AM UTC

UAE pledges 10 million meals for those affected by virus

1072d ago / 11:00 AM UTC

House members may need to return to D.C. for vote on coronavirus aid this week

1072d ago / 10:56 AM UTC

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Signs mount that Russian lockdown will be extended past April 30

1072d ago / 10:12 AM UTC

Smaller shops in Germany begin to reopen as lockdown eases

1072d ago / 9:29 AM UTC

Disinfection tunnel in India used to prevent spread of virus

1072d ago / 8:50 AM UTC

Spain to let young children go outside for first time in weeks

1072d ago / 8:27 AM UTC

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UNICEF seeks more aid for at-risk kids in the Middle East

1072d ago / 8:10 AM UTC

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Shake Shack to return $10 million in small-business loan money


1072d ago / 3:11 AM UTC

Nursing home transparency rules announced

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