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Global cases surpass 3 million, U.S. states begin to reopen

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from around the world.
300 ventilators arrive at MOD Donnington in Shropshire, England, on April 4, 2020.
300 ventilators arrive at MOD Donnington in Shropshire, England, on April 4, 2020.Sgt. Ben Beale / Ministry of Defense via PA

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The U.S. coronavirus death toll surpassed 55,000 Monday, with more than 985,000 confirmed cases, according to NBC News' tally.

Globally, there are now more than 3 million confirmed cases, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The grim milestones comes as the White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx warned that many of the social distancing measures that have upended American life will be a fixture through the summer.

President Donald Trump said during an address in the Rose Garden Monday that the number of tests performed across the country spiked after his administration gave a list of laboratory facilities to governors. But the COVID Tracking Project data did not show any "skyrocket" in testing.

On the state level, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced that the state's stay-at-home order will expire on Thursday and many businesses will be allowed to open on Friday. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine laid out strict guidelines for the resumption of retail business in May, including requirements for both employees and shoppers to wear face coverings.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is seeking to overturn a ruling by a judge who issued a restraining order against the extension of his stay-at-home order. Similarly, Attorney General William Barr directed the nation's federal prosecutors to look for stay-at-home orders that could be unconstitutional.

Meanwhile in Italy, Europe's hardest hit country, the prime minister laid out plans for a phased end to restrictions, including the opening of restaurants and libraries in mid-May.

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

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1062d ago / 10:35 PM UTC

Fact check: Trump says giving states a list of labs caused testing to 'skyrocket'

1062d ago / 9:44 PM UTC

Illinois judge blocks extension of governor's stay-at-home order

1062d ago / 9:42 PM UTC

Car caravan in Virginia protests lack of coronavirus protections for ICE detainees

1062d ago / 9:36 PM UTC

Barr directs prosecutors to look for state and local stay-home orders that go too far

1062d ago / 9:24 PM UTC

Slowdowns and lockouts plague second round of small-business loans program


1062d ago / 9:08 PM UTC

Dow up 300 as states begin to reopen economies

1062d ago / 8:49 PM UTC

Texas to lift stay-at-home order this week, many businesses can reopen Friday

1062d ago / 8:12 PM UTC

McConnell says Congress will 'probably' take up emergency relief for state and local governments

1062d ago / 8:01 PM UTC

Banksy's 'Girl With a Pierced Eardrum' gets coronavirus update

1062d ago / 7:37 PM UTC

CDC adds 6 newly identified symptoms to its list

1062d ago / 7:35 PM UTC

Alabama abortion fund expands mission to support financially struggling families

1062d ago / 7:28 PM UTC

Ohio will require face coverings for both employees and customers for May 12 retail reopening

1062d ago / 6:41 PM UTC

Magic Johnson: Sports will first return without fans in the stands

1062d ago / 6:34 PM UTC

Senate, House to reconvene on May 4

1062d ago / 6:01 PM UTC

L.A. Lakers received $4.6 million from federal loan program — but returned it


1062d ago / 5:41 PM UTC

Photo: Thanking Britain's NHS

1062d ago / 5:24 PM UTC

Almost 1 in 4 New York City residents who took test for COVID-19 antibodies tested positive

1062d ago / 5:20 PM UTC

Afghanistan set to release 12,000 more prisoners amid coronavirus outbreak


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Global cases surpass 3 million, according to Johns Hopkins tally

1062d ago / 5:05 PM UTC

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1062d ago / 4:58 PM UTC

New York State effectively cancels Democratic presidential primary


1062d ago / 4:10 PM UTC

Another 337 dead from COVID-19 in New York state

1062d ago / 3:46 PM UTC

Trump: Federal govt. shouldn't rescue states and cities struggling under pandemic

1062d ago / 3:35 PM UTC
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Russia claims it has surpassed China in confirmed cases

1062d ago / 3:25 PM UTC

Chinese state media accuses Pompeo of spreading 'political virus'

1062d ago / 3:23 PM UTC

In Detroit, grief runs deep as city grapples with COVID-19

1062d ago / 3:16 PM UTC

More people are venturing outside as 'quarantine fatigue' sets in, data shows

1062d ago / 3:12 PM UTC

As weather warms up, up to 100 miles of NYC streets to be closed so people can enjoy the outdoors

1062d ago / 3:06 PM UTC

New York City mayor announces easier, safer testing

1062d ago / 3:03 PM UTC

Domestic abuse calls spike in Latin America during coronavirus lockdown

1062d ago / 3:02 PM UTC

Trump tells advisers U.S. should pull troops as Afghanistan COVID-19 outbreak looms


1062d ago / 2:54 PM UTC

Pelosi says Democrats will push for vote-by-mail in next coronavirus relief package

1062d ago / 2:38 PM UTC

Swiss rush to get haircuts, visit dentists as coronavirus curbs ease

1062d ago / 1:46 PM UTC

Tyson Foods board chairman warns 'food supply chain is breaking'

1062d ago / 1:32 PM UTC

Automakers adjust to 'new normal' as they prepare to reopen plants

1062d ago / 1:26 PM UTC

The Boston Globe ran 21 pages of obits on Sunday

1062d ago / 12:13 PM UTC

British Grand Prix could take place behind closed doors, French race cancelled

1062d ago / 12:02 PM UTC

Nursing home industry pushes for immunity from lawsuits during coronavirus emergency

1062d ago / 11:52 AM UTC

Italian expat in Sweden shows off country's lack of restrictions

1062d ago / 11:41 AM UTC

1062d ago / 11:37 AM UTC

Salons, florists and garden centers allowed to reopen in Switzerland

1062d ago / 11:19 AM UTC

Harlem undertakers say they are turning families away

1062d ago / 11:02 AM UTC

Iran to open mosques in areas with few coronavirus cases


1062d ago / 10:55 AM UTC

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Nearly 2 million people download Australia tracking app

1062d ago / 9:53 AM UTC

Italy's prime minister lays out plan to slowly reopen in May

1062d ago / 9:41 AM UTC

Neighbors celebrate musician's 90th birthday under coronavirus lockdown

1062d ago / 9:17 AM UTC

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson returns to work after coronavirus recovery

1062d ago / 8:50 AM UTC

New Zealand set to lift some restrictions

1062d ago / 3:37 AM UTC

South Korea mulls reopening schools

1062d ago / 3:33 AM UTC

NFL draft averages record 8.4M viewers across 3 days

1063d ago / 3:17 AM UTC
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