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Coronavirus live updates: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson taken to intensive care

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 10:44:00 PM

BREAKING: U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to ICU after his condition worsened. Johnson had been hospitalized yesterday due to coronavirus symptoms.

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.

3:38 p.m.: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson taken to intensive careU.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 55,who was hospitalized Sunday night after contracting the novel coronavirus,has been taken to intensive care after his condition worsened Monday afternoon, according to Downing Street.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives his daily COVID 19 press briefing at Downing Street on March 22, 2020 in London.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives his daily COVID 19 press briefing at Downing Street on March 22, 2020 in London.Ian Vogler/Getty Images, FILE

Johnson asked Dominic Raab, the secretary of state for foreign affairs, to deputize for him when necessary, Downing Street said.Queen Elizabeth makes rare speech to address UK amid coronavirus crisisEarlier Monday, Johnson said he went to the hospital for"some routine tests" as his symptoms persisted.

"I’m in good spirits and keeping in touch with my team, as we work together to fight this virus and keep everyone safe," Johnson tweeted.A spokesman for the prime minister's office announced in a statement on Sunday night that Johnson 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 at the time,"as the prime minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus ten days after testing positive for the virus."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.

3:10 p.m.: Michigan running 'dangerously low' on personal protective equipmentIn Michigan -- one of the states hit hardest by the pandemic -- health care workers are"running dangerously low" on personal protective equipment (PPE), Gov. Gretchen Whitmer warned.

Workers at Detroit Sewn, a contract sewing company, produce medical masks for medical professionals during the coronavirus crisis, April 2, 2020, in Pontiac, Mich.Workers at Detroit Sewn, a contract sewing company, produce medical masks for medical professionals during the coronavirus crisis, April 2, 2020, in Pontiac, Mich.

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Jim West/ZUMA Press"At Beaumont Hospital, we have less than three days until N95 masks run out. At Henry Ford Health System, we have less than four days. And at the Detroit Medical Center, less than 10 days," Whitmer said Monday."At all three health systems, there are less than three days until face shields run out and less than six days until surgical gowns run out."

She said that data doesn't include private donations going straight to the hospitals.Whitmer said state officials are"doing everything we can as the state level to secure more personal protection equipment."She said FEMA has sent 400 ventilators, 2 million gloves and 1.1 million surgical masks, and plans to ship 1 million more N95 masks this week.

As of Sunday, over 15,000 had tested positive and 617 had died in Michigan.Eighty percent of the state's cases are in three counties in the Detroit area.Members of the Michigan National Guard assemble beds at the TCF Center which is being converted by the US Army Corps of Engineers into a field hospital in Detroit, April 1, 2020.

Members of the Michigan National Guard assemble beds at the TCF Center which is being converted by the US Army Corps of Engineers into a field hospital in Detroit, April 1, 2020.Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images2:50 p.m.: New Jersey sees decline in new case growth rate

New Jersey's death toll from the coronavirus has now climbed to 1,003, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday.The Garden State has a total of 41,090 people diagnosed with the virus.A man wears a face mask as he walks with the Manhattan skyline behind him, April 6, 2020, as seen from Weehawken, New Jersey.

A man wears a face mask as he walks with the Manhattan skyline behind him, April 6, 2020, as seen from Weehawken, New Jersey.Kena Betancur/Getty ImagesBut Murphy tweeted,"we’re seeing a DECLINE in the growth rate of new cases, from 24% day-over-day on March 30th, to roughly 12% today."

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"Our efforts #FlattenTheCurve are STARTING TO PAY OFF," he said."Our job now is to keep flattening it to the point where our day-over-day increase is ZERO."Murphy stressed,"if we keep up with our current practices, we can get through the peak with the hospital beds that we’re preparing."

But added,"if we relax our social distancing, our health care system will be overrun with a surge FOUR TIMES what it could be. That would be literally disastrous.""This isn’t over – not by a long shot," the governor warned.Murphy said he is signing an executive order to allow retired public employees to return to work without impacting pension status.

2:27 p.m.: Wisconsin governor suspends in-person voting for Tuesday's electionWisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, signed an executive order Monday suspending in-person voting for Tuesday's election, a striking move after the governor resisted taking unilateral action for weeks leading up to the contest. Evers' order calls for moving in-person voting to June 9.

SLIDESHOW: Coronavirus outbreak sparks global health emergencyThis comes after the Republican-controlled state legislature Monday morning, in a slight to Evers, adjourned a special session he called to make changes to the election.After Evers' order, the two top Republicans, Wisconsin House Speaker Robin Vos and state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, said they were"immediately challenging this executive order in the Wisconsin state Supreme Court."

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.

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.California, Oregon and Washington donate ventilators and supplies as coronavirus spreads"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 .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.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.

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."

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I pray you will recover soon That’s what u deserved for when u blame those people we trying to save your life. Haha. Sending Boris a ‘universe of love’ for speedy recovery..❤️ die mother fucker, die LucyYang7 Get well Prime Minister Lmao Yikes.......prayers on getting well. TheView 🙏🏽for him and EVERYONE!

Should’ve been trump God all of these 'moral high ground' people are unbearable. 'He's sick you can't say that waah waah waah'. People being sick doesn't change their actions and it won't change my opinions on them. CelebrityPool Well I am going to miss out on some great death pool points. And that's the way it is.

MonaKinkCurlz Macho, macho, macho man. No, I get it, sucks. TheView not a good sign. The percentage of survival of people who go to ICU after testing positive for COVID is abysmallly low. I sure hope the PM will recover. what a disaster this pandemic has been. Clearly, he didn’t see himself among the dead when he suggested “herd immunity” Also, dude was shaking hands with covid-19 patients and bragging about it. All that macho bravado finally caught up with him.

Imagine if world leaders start dropping like flies. We are living in the weirdest timelins He bhagwan...🙏 Hope he beats this. This virus will be defeated. Praying for him now Rest In Power Things aren't looking too good for him, I'm not a medical professional, but based on what I've heard from my mother who is, this might be it for him. Considering I'm one of the stars and stripes hamburger people, how does British pm secession work?

Attorney General Bill Barr has indicted 8 people for funneling millions in foreign donations to Democrat campaigns including: Hillary Clinton Ted Lieu And even Adam Schiff This is true foreign interference in our elections Where is the Mainstream Media? RT! MORE: 'The PM has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is the First Secretary of State, to deputize for him where necessary,” a Downing Street spokesperson says.

Coronavirus: UK live updates, 4,934 deaths and 47,806 coronavirus cases reported in Britain - Business InsiderThe UK has confirmed 4,934 deaths and 47,806 coronavirus cases as Britain suffers its worst day of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus live updates: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalizedGO, CORONA, GO: Millions of people across India lit candles and shone flashlights in a symbol of solidarity as the country's more than 1 billion people remain in lockdown over the novel coronavirus. Speedy recovery Doesn’t his pregnant girlfriend have the virus as well? Sending prayers for a quick and full recovery for him and his partner. 🙏🙏

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Hospitalized Due to CoronavirusJohnson’s office says he is being admitted for tests because he still has symptoms 10 days after testing positive for the virus. omaryehia50 People don't want to go to the hospital for a broken leg and this man is trying to get us to believe that he is choosing to be in the hospital... just in case when all testing for this can be done outpatient. In a day or two we will be hearing about him on a ventilator.

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson taken to hospital with persistent coronavirus symptomsU.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was taken to the hospital for tests on Sunday, more than a week after he tested positive for coronavirus. Honestly this might be the only thing that makes Trump take this seriously Yes well he did look like he was hit by a LONDON bus last time I had seen him!

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Admitted to Hospital Amid Coronavirus BattleU.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has been struggling with coronavirus, has been admitted to hospital, according to Downing Street. Johnson has been battling the virus for 10 days, and has rem… RIP Horrible news 😥 Variety ran out of topics to cover years ago. Now reduced to politics and clickbait.

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson taken to hospital due to persistent coronavirus symptomsU.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was taken to the hospital for tests on Sunday, more than a week after he tested positive for coronavirus. UK is our closest ally. Trump should go visit Boris right away. Joe Bidden is WARMONGER! & he voted YAY! for the Iraq war