Office of George H.W. Bush via AP

Even after being discharged from Houston Methodist Hospital following treatment for bronchitis, Barbara Bush, 91, stayed an extra night with former President George H.W. Bush, 92, who's still suffering from pneumonia but is ready to leave the ICU. Dr. Amy Mynderse said at a news conference yesterday: "Other than sleeping in separate rooms, … she has been sitting at his bedside most of the time."

Dr. Clint Doerr added: "They're essentially therapy for each other. … [W]hen one of 'em doesn't want to take a breathing treatment, the other says, 'Git on that.' It helps our cause.' … I think 'Mrs.' commented to me, 'You need to get us outta here and tuned up, because we gotta host that Super Bowl.'"

Per AP: "The couple's 72-year marriage is the longest of any presidential couple in U.S. history … Mynderse told reporters that when she informed the former president she would be speaking at a news conference Monday, he replied: 'About what?'"

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Pandemic plunges U.K. into "largest recession on record"

The scene near the Royal Exchange and the Bank of England in the City of London, England. Photo: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

The United Kingdom slumped into recession as its gross domestic product GDP shrank 20.4% compared with the first three months of the year, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) confirmed Wednesday.

Why it matters: Per an ONS statement, "It is clear that the U.K. is in the largest recession on record." The U.K. has faired worse than any other major European economy from coronavirus lockdowns, Bloomberg notes. And finance minister Rishi Sunak warns the situation is likely to worsen.

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World coronavirus updates

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

The United Kingdom slumped into recession on Wednesday, as its gross domestic product GDP shrank 20.4% compared with the first three months of the year.

By the numbers: Over 741,400 people have died of the novel coronavirus globally and more than 20.2 million have tested positive, per Johns Hopkins. Almost 12.6 million have recovered from the virus.

Updated 3 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 3 a.m. ET: 20,294,091 — Total deaths: 741,420— Total recoveries: 12,591,454Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 3 a.m. ET: 5,141,207 — Total deaths: 164,537 — Total recoveries: 1,714,960 — Total tests: 63,252,257Map.
  3. States: Georgia reports 137 coronavirus deaths, setting new daily record Florida reports another daily record for deaths.
  4. Health care: Trump administration buys 100 million doses of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine.
  5. Business: Moderna reveals it may not hold patent rights for vaccine.
  6. Sports: Big Ten scraps fall football season.
  7. World: Anthony Fauci "seriously" doubts Russia's coronavirus vaccine is safe