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- Global cases: More than 1,650,200
- Global deaths: At least 100,376
- US cases: More than 473,093
- US deaths: At least 17,836
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
2:09 pm: UK urges everyone to ‘stay at home’ after record daily spike in death toll
The U.K. government has urged everyone to stay at home over the Easter weekend, after the country reported a record number of people had died as a result of the coronavirus outbreak over the last 24 hours.
Speaking at daily press conference on the coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the coming days would be “another test of the nation’s resolve.”
“We need everyone to stay at home,” he added.
The health secretary said 19,116 tests were carried out across the U.K. in the last 24 hours, with 5,706 people testing positive for COVID-19. He…