Coronavirus: U.S. death toll surpasses 40,000

Here’s a recap of the global response to the coronavirus pandemic for Monday, April 20, 2020.

Over 2.4 million people worldwide have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. More than 170,000 people have died. In the United States, 780,000 coronavirus cases and more than 42,000 deaths have been confirmed.

Donald Trump announced he will sign an executive order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States, while the U.S., Mexico and Canada are extending restrictions on non-essential travel across their shared borders for an additional 30 days. And as some areas of the U.S. begin relaxing social distancing restrictions, a new poll showed a majority of Americans fear easing those guidelines could result in more deaths.

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