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U.S. deaths top 60,000, Florida to lift stay-at-home order Monday

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from around the world.
Image: Healthcare workers react as they watch a flyover in Philadelphia
Healthcare workers react as they watch a flyover by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds in Philadelphia on April 28., 2020.MARK MAKELA / Reuters

The number of deaths in the U.S. totaled more than 60,000 as of Wednesday evening, according to NBC News' tally, while the global death toll climbed over 226,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The growing U.S. death toll hasn't prevented some states from relaxing their lockdowns, including Florida, which announced it would begin lifting stay-at-home orders on Monday.

Meanwhile, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Wednesday that an experimental drug for the coronavirus has a proven benefit.

"The data shows that remdesivir has a clear-cut, significant, positive effect in diminishing the time to recovery," Fauci said at the White House on Wednesday.

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

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Court denies Oklahoma's latest efforts to ban abortions during pandemic

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'Clear-cut' evidence coronavirus drug remdesivir works, Fauci says

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Gov. Phil Murphy announces New Jersey parks, golf courses will reopen May 2

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Super Bowl champ fighting on front lines of COVID-19 pandemic

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Professor tweaks snorkel mask to work as experimental protective gear for medical staff

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveils a wall of art, made up of donated masks

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Elective surgeries can begin in New York state - under some conditions

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Costco to require face coverings for shoppers

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New York continues slow decline in daily death rate from COVID-19

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YouTube, Facebook split on removal of doctors' viral coronavirus videos

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#Creators4Comics charity campaign raises more than $430,000

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Dutch teens sail home across the Atlantic due to travel restrictions

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62,300+ Defense Department personnel supporting coronavirus efforts


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Utah man ordered to stop selling silver products touted as COVID-19 cure


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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio responds to criticism he singled out the Orthodox Jewish community

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3 U.S. children with coronavirus treated for rare inflammatory condition

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Stories of victims we've lost from COVID-19 two months since the first U.S. death

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Coronavirus drug remdesivir shows promise in large trial

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Germany’s Lufthansa makes mouth/nose cover mandatory on flights

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Instead of gin, hand sanitizer

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Chinese official contradicts Pompeo on coronavirus cooperation

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Austria limits restaurant tables to four adults as it eases lockdown

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China's Parliament to hold key annual session on May 22


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