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- Global cases: More than 4 million
- Global deaths: More than 279,300
- Most cases reported: United States (over 1.3 million), Spain (over 223,500), Italy (over 218,200), United Kingdom (over 216,500), Russia (over 198,600)
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 9:27 a.m. Beijing time.
All times below are in Beijing time.
10:16 am: China reports 14 new cases, no additional deaths
China’s National Health Commission said there were 14 newly diagnosed cases, of which 12 were locally transmitted and two of them were attributed to travelers from overseas. Most of the new local cases were attributed to the Jilin province.
People walking in the Sanlitun shopping area which hosts numerous stores, bars and art-installations, in Beijing, China on May 6, 2020.
Artyom Ivanov | TASS via Getty Images
No additional deaths were reported but there were 20 asymptomatic cases, according to the NHC.
Cumulatively, China reported 82,901 confirmed cases and 4,633 deaths. — Saheli Roy Choudhury
9:52 am: Anthony Fauci expected to work mostly from home
White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci is set to work mostly from home, and may go into his office where he would wear a face mask and practice social distancing, an administration official told NBC News.
He was said to have had “low-risk” exposure to a White House aide who tested positive. Fauci is the third high-ranking member of the White House coronavirus task force to practice some form of quarantine, after CDC Director Robert Redfield and FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn. — Spencer Kimball, Saheli Roy Choudhury
9:11 am: CDC Director in quarantine after ‘low risk exposure’ to an infected individual in the White House
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield will be “teleworking for the next two weeks,” the Associated Press reported. He was said to have had a “low risk exposure” to someone at the White House who had tested positive for Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus.
But Redfield felt fine and had no symptoms, the AP said, citing a CDC statement.
Hours earlier, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn was in self-quarantine after coming into contact with someone who tested positive. Both men are part of the White House coronavirus task force. — Saheli Roy Choudhury
9:05 am: More than 279,000 people have died from the virus
At least 279,303 people have died from the coronavirus, which has infected more than 4 million people around the world, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.
The outbreak was first reported in China’s Hubei province late last year before the virus rapidly spread overseas.
A worker sprays an escalator handrail as the MTA Subway closed overnight for cleaning and disinfecting during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Manhattan borough of New York City, May 6, 2020.
Andrew Kelly | Reuters
The United States has the most number of cases and fatalities: More than 1.3 million people have been infected and over 78,700 have died.
Some of the worst-affected countries after the U.S. include Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, Russia, France and Germany. — Saheli Roy Choudhury
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