Latest COVID-19 updates

The global death toll from the pandemic is nearing 280,000, with the United States and Great Britain topping the list of the worst-hit countries. At the same time, China has reported a plunge in new cases of the infection and no fatalities from the virus over the last several weeks.

There are over 4,000,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus globally, according to Johns Hopkins University. At least 1.3 million of them are registered in the United States, while the UK, Spain, and Italy have over 200,000 infected. New York remains the worst-hit city in the world, with 183,000 cases and almost 20,000 fatalities from COVID-19.

Number of Patients in ICU Units Falls to 2,776 From 2,812 on 9 May, French Health Ministry Says

New York’s Statewide Coronavirus Deaths Declined to 207 on 9 May vs 226 Deaths a Day Earlier, Governor Cuomo Says

Canada’s Total Coronavirus Cases Rise to 67,996, With 4,728 Deaths, Public Health Agency Data Shows

Group of French National Assembly Lawmakers Intends to Challenge the State of Emergency Law

A group of 63 deputies of the French National Assembly has filed a petition with the country’s Constitutional Council in order to achieve a repeal of a law approved by the parliament on Saturday to extend the state of emergency to 10 July.

UK’s COVID-19 Death Toll Rises by 269 to 31,855

Second COVID-19 Test Reveals No Players or Staff From Portuguese Club Vitoria Contracted Coronavirus

Portugal’s Vitoria FC has announced that the results of the second control test carried out last Friday revealed that no player, coach, or member of the staff is infected with COVID-19. So the first stage of a return to training has been successfully completed, the FC said.

Earlier today, AFP reported, citing the club, that three players have tested positive for coronavirus. The players, according to the news agency, are “asymptomatic and quarantined”.

Putin to Hold Meeting on Monday to Discuss Issue of Prolonging Stay-at-Home Regime, Kremlin Says

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting on May 11, where he will consider the issue of extending the stay-at-home holiday because of the current COVID-19 situation, his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Sunday.

“The president has a meeting [on the issue] scheduled for tomorrow”, Peskov said when asked if an extension of the stay-at-home holiday is on the agenda.