States reopen in US as coronavirus pandemic persists

U.S. fatalities tied to the coronavirus now exceed 112,054 more than a quarter of the world’s total — with confirmed cases over 915,000 accounting for a third of global cases. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization denounced claims that suggest people can only catch the coronavirus once. The U.N. agency said this so-called “immunity” is unproven and should not be a foundation for reopening society.

  • As other states begin to relax restrictions, Hawaii’s Governor has extended the state’s stay-at-home order and 14-day quarantine for visitors until May 31.
  • In New York City, the national epicenter for the outbreak, preliminary antibody test results suggested that as many as 21% of residents have been infected.
  • The U.S. will not officially participate in the launch of a global drug and vaccine initiative with the WHO.
  • California health officials identified a coronavirus fatality on Feb. 6 — weeks before the first U.S. death was thought to have occurred.
  • Find the latest information from the World Health Organization by clicking here..