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Coronavirus live updates: Over 10,000 dead in US

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has infected more than 1.2 million people worldwide since the first cases were detected in China back in December.

4/6/2020 8:43:00 PM

Firefighters applauded health care workers and sounded sirens from their trucks in a show of support in the battle against the coronavirus outbreak in New York City. This will be the 'peak week' for parts of U.S., an HHS official warned.

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has infected more than 1.2 million people worldwide since the first cases were detected in China back in December.

1:26 p.m.: Louisiana deaths increase by 38%Cindy Morris, left, and Swarnamala Ratnayaka prepare RNA for testing for the new coronavirus at the molecular pathology lab at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, April 2, 2020. The test is identical to the PCR test being used by the Centers for Disease Control to ease the testing crisis and stop the spread of COVID-19, which has hit the New Orleans area especially hard.

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Cindy Morris, left, and Swarnamala Ratnayaka prepare RNA for testing for the new coronavirus at the molecular pathology lab at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, April 2, 2020. The test is identical to the PCR test being used by the Centers for Disease Control to ease the testing crisis and stop the spread of COVID-19, which has hit the New Orleans area especially hard.

Gerald Herbert/APIn hard-hit Louisiana, statewide deaths jumped 38.3% over the weekend. Louisiana now has a total of 512 fatalities, according to the state's Department of Health.The number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases made a 44.3% leap over the weekend, now at a total of 10,297 in the state.

Staff stand at a nurse station inside the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center as they prepare for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients in New Orleans, April 5, 2020.Staff stand at a nurse station inside the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center as they prepare for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients in New Orleans, April 5, 2020.

Kathleen Flynn/ReutersOf those hospitalized in Louisiana, 31.1% of the patients are on ventilators, according to the Health Department.Among the coronavirus-related deaths was a baby girl born prematurely because her mother was on a ventilator and needed oxygen, Dr. William"Beau" Clark of the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office told ABC News.

It is not clear if the baby was infected with the coronavirus, Dr. Clark said.Only two of Louisiana's 64 parishes have zero confirmed cases.SLIDESHOW: Coronavirus outbreak sparks global health emergency"It is absolutely critical that you avoid close contact with others," New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell tweeted Monday.

"It is going to take all of us doing our part and being good neighbors to help flatten the curve and slow the spread," Gov. John Bel Edwards tweeted .Tune into ABC at 1 p.m. ET and ABC News Live at 4 p.m. ET every weekday for special coverage of the novel coronavirus with the full ABC News team, including the latest news, context and analysis.

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12:32 p.m.: New York state death toll reaches 4,758In New York -- the state hit hardest by the pandemic -- the death toll has reached 4,758, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday, though he said the rate of death has been"effectively flat for two days."

Healthcare workers walk in personal protective equipment outside the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Brooklyn, New York, April 6, 2020.Healthcare workers walk in personal protective equipment outside the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Brooklyn, New York, April 6, 2020.

Brendan Mcdermid/ReutersNew York has the highest death toll in the U.S. by far. New Jersey has the second highest death toll with 917, said Cuomo.More than 130,000 people in New York state have been diagnosed with the coronavirus.Healthcare workers rush a patient on a stretcher into the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Brooklyn, New York, April 6, 2020.

Healthcare workers rush a patient on a stretcher into the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Brooklyn, New York, April 6, 2020.Brendan Mcdermid/ReutersCuomo said the total number of hospitalizations, ICU admissions and daily intubations are down, which"suggest a possible flattening of the curve."

While New York may have reached the apex of coronavirus infections, the governor added, what happens next"still depends on what we do."A timeline of Cuomo's and Trump's responses to coronavirus outbreakIf the state is plateauing, it is because social distancing is working so that must continue, said Cuomo.

Also, the state's health care system"is at maximum capacity today," according to the governor."The staff cannot work any harder. And staying at this level is problematic."Healthcare workers wheel the bodies of deceased people outside the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Brooklyn, New York, April 6, 2020.

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Healthcare workers wheel the bodies of deceased people outside the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Brooklyn, New York, April 6, 2020.Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters"There's also a real danger in getting overconfident too quickly. This is an enemy we have underestimated from day one and we have paid the price dearly," Cuomo said.

Schools and non essential businesses will remain closed until April 29, Cuomo said.Healthcare workers wheels body of deceased person into makeshift morgue outside the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Brooklyn, New York, April 6, 2020.

Healthcare workers wheels body of deceased person into makeshift morgue outside the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Brooklyn, New York, April 6, 2020.Brendan Mcdermid/ReutersCuomo lectured those who congregated in New York City's squares and parks this weekend and said he's increasing the maximum fine to $1000 for violating the social distancing protocol.

"Now is not the time to be lax. It is a mistake," the governor said."If I can't convince you to show discipline for yourself," Cuomo said, then do it for others, like the health care workers"putting their lives on the line."

11:55 a.m.: Another 439 deaths in UK in 24 hoursAt least 5,373 patients in the United Kingdom have died from the coronavirus, as of Sunday night. That marks an increase of 439 deaths in 24 hours, according to the Department of Health and Social Care.Medical workers wearing equipment to protect themselves from coronavirus bring a patient to St Thomas' Hospital in Westminster in London, April 6, 2020.

Medical workers wearing equipment to protect themselves from coronavirus bring a patient to St Thomas' Hospital in Westminster in London, April 6, 2020.Frank Augstein/APOver 51,000 people in the United Kingdom have tested positive for COVID-19, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince Charles, heir to the British throne.

11:43 a.m.: Masters rescheduled for NovemberThe Masters plans to reschedule 2020's April tournament for Nov. 9 to 15."We want to emphasize that our future plans are incumbent upon favorable counsel and direction from health officials," Fred Ridley, chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, said in a statement Monday."Provided that occurs and we can conduct the 2020 Masters, we intend to invite those professionals and amateurs who would have qualified for our original April date and welcome all existing ticket holders to enjoy the excitement of Masters week."

9:48 a.m.: Spain sees infection rate drop in 'almost all regions'The novel coronavirus outbreak in Spain appears to be slowing down as the number of new infections drops in"almost all regions," a health ministry official said."The growth rate of the pandemic is decreasing in almost all regions," Maria Jose Sierra, with the Spanish Ministry of Health's emergency committee, said in a virtual press briefing Monday.

Sierra cautioned that it will take a few days to"confirm this tendency."People play instruments as others dance on their balconies in support of the medical staff that are working on the frontlines of the novel coronavirus outbreak, in Barcelona, Spain, on April 5, 2020.

People play instruments as others dance on their balconies in support of the medical staff that are working on the frontlines of the novel coronavirus outbreak, in Barcelona, Spain, on April 5, 2020.Emilio Morenatti/APMonday's data from the Spanish health ministry shows that 637 people died from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours -- the lowest daily toll, percentage-wise, since early March -- bringing the nationwide death toll to 13,055. The country also reported 4,273 new cases, bringing the nationwide total to 135,032.

Spain has the second-highest national tally of diagnosed COVID-19 cases in the world, behind the United States, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Sierra said around 19,400 health workers in Spain have been infected with the novel coronavirus, accounting for nearly 15% of the total number of cases.

Over the weekend, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced that he would ask parliament to extend the country's state of emergency by two more weeks, taking the lockdown on mobility until April 26."Flattening the curve was our first objective. We’re getting close. But I ask everyone for sacrifice and resistance," Sanchez said in a televised address."The next objective is to reduce infections even more until the number of new contagions is lower than the number of people recovering each day."

8:39 a.m.: UK prime minister says he was hospitalized for 'routine tests'U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was hospitalized Sunday night after contracting the novel coronavirus, said he went for"some routine tests" as his symptoms persisted.

"Last night, on the advice of my doctor, I went into hospital for some routine tests as I’m still experiencing coronavirus symptoms," Johnson said on Monday via Twitter."I’m in good spirits and keeping in touch with my team, as we work together to fight this virus and keep everyone safe."

A spokesman for the prime minister's office announced in a statement on Sunday night that Johnson, 55, had a high fever and was admitted to a London hospital on the advice of his doctor, not in an emergency."This is a precautionary step," the spokesman said,"as the prime minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus ten days after testing positive for the virus."

Johnson will remain in contact with other British leaders while he awaits the results of his tests, according to the spokesman.What to know about coronavirus: Read more: ABC News »

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