The death toll from the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy rose by 525 to 15,887, the lowest daily death toll in more than two weeks, while the number of patients in intensive care fell for the second day running, the Civil Protection department said on Sunday.
South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said Saturday the country will extend social distancing for two weeks during the coronavirus pandemic.
The U.K. opened NHS Nightingale in London on Friday, Britain's first coronavirus field hospital and the world's largest critical care unit, which was built in just nine days.
More than 1 million people in California have applied for unemployment benefits in the past two weeks alone, with Pennsylvania and New York adding to the carnage in the U.S. labor market amid effort to stop the coronavirus. See how many people have applied for unemployment benefits in your state.
Almost 1 million people in the U.K. have applied for state benefits since Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the public to stay at home, a huge spike from the 100,000 claims in a typical two-week period.