Updated Jun 4, 2020 - Health

World coronavirus updates

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Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Map: Axios Visuals

Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East all recorded spikes in coronavirus infections Thursday as cases spread to new hot spots worldwide.

By the numbers: More than 6.5 million people have tested positive for COVID-19 worldwide and over 2.8 million have recovered from the virus. Over 387,000 people have died globally. The U.S. has reported the most cases in the world with over 1.8 million.

  • The U.K. confirmed over 39,800 deaths from the virus — the most fatalities outside the U.S.
  • With over 584,000 infections, Brazil has the most cases outside the U.S.

What's happening: Israel’s Parliament shut down after a lawmaker contracted the virus, the New York Times reports.

  • Germany announced Wednesday a second economic stimulus package worth 130 billion euros ($146 billion), taking the total economic injection to $1.5 trillion since the pandemic began, per the Wall Street Journal.
  • New Zealand has gone 13 days without reporting a single new coronavirus case, the Ministry of Health confirmed on Thursday. Only one person in the entire country has the virus and they are not being hospitalized.
  • Italy reopened all airports on Wednesday as restrictions on public transportation were eased. New cases in the country have largely plateaued in recent weeks, per Johns Hopkins.
  • Treatment for diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular emergencies and hypertension have been partially or totally disrupted by the pandemic across many countries, the World Health Organization reports.
  • Climate: The pandemic underscores why market regulators, companies and investors should do a better job planning for climate risks to the financial system.
  • Hydroxchloroquine: The U.S. is sending 2 million doses of the anti-malarial drug and 1,000 ventilators to Brazil.
  • President Trump delayed the G7 conference from June to September amid concerns over international travel. Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel had originally declined Trump's invitation to the June summit over COVID-19.
  • Over 500 schools in South Korea — which has been a model for how to handle the coronavirus — have either closed or postponed reopening, according to the Korea Times, which cites data from the Ministry of Education.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin said the country's annual military parade would take place on June 24, despite rising coronavirus cases.

The big picture: Policy responses to the crisis have been every-country-for-itself and — in the case of the U.S. and China — tinged with geopolitical rivalry. But the scientific work to understand the virus and develop a vaccine has been globalized on an unprecedented scale.

Coronavirus symptoms include: Fever, cough, shortness of breath, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headaches, sore throat and a loss of taste or smell.

Editors note: The graphic includes "probable deaths" that New York City began reporting on April 14. This article has been updated with new details throughout. Check back for the latest. 

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The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 13.3% in May, with 2.5 million jobs gained, the government said on Friday.

Why it matters: The far better-than-expected numbers show a surprising improvement in the job market, which has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.

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HHS requests data on race and ethnicity with coronavirus test results

A nurse writes a note as a team of doctors and nurses performs a procedure on a coronavirus patient in the Regional Medical Center on May 21 in San Jose, California. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The Department of Health and Human Services moved on Thursday to require that an individual's race, ethnicity, age and sex be submitted to the agency with novel coronavirus test results.

Why it matters: Some cities and states have reported the virus is killing black people at disproportionately high rates. There are gaps in the national picture of how many people of color are affected, since the data has not been a requirement for states to collect or disclose.

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 9 p.m. ET: 6,724.516 — Total deaths: 394,018 — Total recoveries — 2,996,832Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9 p.m. ET: 1,894,753 — Total deaths: 109,042 — Total recoveries: 491,706 — Total tested: 19,231,444Map.
  3. Public health: WHCA president says White House violated social-distancing guidelines to make reporters "a prop" — Jailing practices contribute to spread.
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  5. Jobs: Better-than-expected jobs report boosts stock market.
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