Here’s a recap of the global response to the coronavirus pandemic for Thursday, April 16, 2020.
Over 2.1 million people worldwide have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. More than 146,000 people have died.
In the U.S. there are over 671,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 33,000 deaths. Another 5 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits for the week ending April 11, according to the Labor Department. Over the last four weeks, there have been more than 22 million U.S. jobless claims.
President Trump announced new federal guidelines to ease social distancing orders, while New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the shelter-in-place order for the state will remain in place until May 15.
In the U.K., officials have extended lockdowns for another three weeks.