Latest on the coronavirus: Global cases near 1.3 million

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide passed 1.27 million on April 6 as the pandemic swept across the globe.

Johns Hopkins University's website showed over 69,000 people have died from the virus.

The total number of people recovered from COVID-19 reached passed 262,000, according to the data.


  • U.S. President Donald Trump said the United States was seeing a "leveling-off" of the coronavirus crisis in some of the hot spots, even as a senior official warned the country was entering the "hardest" week of the crisis.
  • A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City tested positive, in the first known case of COVID-19 in an animal in the United States or a tiger globally.
  • Over 336,000 people have tested positive and more than 9,500 have died in the United States, according to a Reuters tally.
  • Deaths in Canada has jumped by just over 20 percent to 258 in a day, officials said on April 5, while Ottawa offered full-time jobs to reservists in the armed forces.
  • Panama on April 5 said total cases stood at 1,988, a rise of 187 cases from a day earlier. The number of deaths increased by eight to 54.
  • Mexico said total cases were 2,143, an increase of 253 cases from a day earlier. The number of deaths rose by 15 to 94.
  • Barbados on April 5 reported its first virus-related death.
  • Haiti on April 5 reported its first death, with 21 confirmed cases of the respiratory disease.
  • Brazil's lower house of Congress approved a constitutional amendment for a "war budget" to separate coronavirus-related spending from the government's main budget and shield the economy as the country surpassed 10,000 confirmed cases.


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