Here’s a recap of the global response to the coronavirus pandemic for Thursday, April 30, 2020.
More than 3.2 million people worldwide have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Over 230,000 have died.
In the U.K., British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appeared at his first news conference since being hospitalized due to COVID-19 complications, and vowed to release next week a "comprehensive plan" to reopen the U.K. economy.
In the United States, there have been over 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases. More than 60,000 Americans have died. A Northeastern University lab now predicts 100,000 American deaths by the end of the summer. Another 3.8 million workers filed for unemployment benefits, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, with more than 30 million claims in the last 6 weeks. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to order beaches closed after tens of thousands of people flocked to the seashore last weekend.