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.