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Coronavirus US summary: cases, deaths and news - 5 June

Coronavirus US live updates: cases, deaths and stimulus checks today

Coronavirus live USA: latest Covid-19 news - Friday 5 June


US coronavirus latest: 13:30 PST / 16:30 EST on Friday 5 June (22:30 CEST)

According to the latest figures published by Johns Hopkins University6,675,011 cases have been detected worldwide, with 391,848 deaths and 2,895,167 people now recovered.

In the USA, there have been 1,883,656 confirmed cases and 108,278 deaths with 485,002 people recovering from the virus.

Fresh feed

Thanks for joining us as we followed the news throughout the day. We're moving to our new feed now where we will continue to keep you abreast of what is happening.

Disinfectants being misused

Please stop! Where on earth could they have got that idea from?!

New York reopening on Monday

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday said New York is on track to reopen on Monday from the coronavirus lockdown that turned the most populous US city into a virtual ghost town, restarting work at 32,000 shuttered construction sites.

Both the mayor and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo dug in after critics urged an end to an 20:00-to-05:00 curfew set to last until Monday morning following looting and other violence amid city protests sparked by George Floyd's death in Minneapolis police custody.

Los Angeles is among several U.S. cities that lifted curfews after critics said they unnecessarily restricted the right to protest.

"5 a.m. Monday the curfew ends and does not come back," de Blasio told a news conference.

New York success

Buffet's made a mistake, says Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that Warren Buffett, often regarded as the world's greatest investor, made a mistake by recently exiting a multi-billion dollar investment in the airline industry as the coronavirus crisis hit hard.

Trump made his assessment at the White House, shortly after the US Labor Department reported an unexpected surge in May jobs, and five weeks after Buffett said his Berkshire Hathaway Inc sold its airline stakes.

'Warren Buffett sold airlines a little while ago,' Trump said. 'He's been right his whole life, but sometimes even somebody like Warren Buffett -- I have a lot of respect for him -- they make mistakes. They should have kept the airline stocks because the airline stocks went through the roof today.'

Sin City opens its doors

State by state

We provide you with top level numbers but here is a breakdown by state which brings you details as of this morning.

US job numbers

A look into the surprise employment figures released on Thursday.

Trump's interconnected messaging

Donald Trump's press conference saw him take no press questions, but his statements were enough to cause much consternation.

His main focus was to highlight some better than expected job numbers.

Gap reports nearly $1bn loss due to store closures during coronavirus pandemic

The company was forced to close 90 percent of its stores due to the #coronavirus crisis.


'It's not over': COVID-19 cases rise in some nations easing lockdowns - WHO

Some countries have seen "upticks" in COVID-19 cases as lockdowns ease, and populations must protect themselves from the coronavirus while authorities continue testing, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

The epicentre of the pandemic is currently in countries of Central, South and North America, particularly the United States, WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris said.

"On upticks (in cases), yes we have seen in countries around the world - I'm not talking specifically about Europe - when the lockdowns ease, when the social distancing measures ease, people sometimes interpret this as 'OK, it's over'," Harris told a U.N.briefing in Geneva.

"It's not over. It's not over until there is no virus anywhere in the world," she said.

Wall Street jumps after surprise job additions in May

U.S. stock indexes jumped on Friday, with the Nasdaq Composite less than 1% away from a record high, after a closely watched report showed surprise job additions in May, lending weight to hopes of a faster economic rebound from a coronavirus-led slump.

Data from the Labor Department showed nonfarm payrolls rose by 2.509 million jobs last month after a record plunge of 20.687 million in April, and the unemployment rate unexpectedly fell to 13.3% in May from 14.7% in April.

"It's shocking, it's a refreshing thing to experience, a very positive and a far better-than-expected report," said Randy Frederick, vice president of trading and derivatives for Charles Schwab in Austin, Texas.

Second stimulus check: Trump expected to invest $1 trillion


Second stimulus check: Trump expected to invest $1 trillion

Second stimulus check: Trump expected to invest $1 trillion

Bloomberg maintain that a second round of Economic Impact Payments from the IRS could materialise in the month of July.

Dr. Fauci says the protests could help to spread the virus with the US not out of the woods yet. They have seen an increase in deaths recently as their daily death count went back up over 1,000 a number of days ago and stayed there.

This theme keeps emerging over what coronavirus has forced us to change. From remote working to the effects daily life has on the atmosphere, things changed drastically for a couple of months. It's too soon to know if we have made lasting change though.


Coronavirus cases in the United States have been slowly ticking up since the Memorial Day holiday, according to a CNBC analysis of data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Deaths back up over 1,000 for the last few days in America. The George Floyd protests have taken center stage but the coronavirus still continues to wreak havoc in the United States.

Advancements continue to be made in an effort to understand the coronavirus. These breakthroughs could lead to the discovery of a vaccine.

Covid-19 cases may rise as protests in US continue

While the US is still seeing some 20,000 daily new Covid-19 cases, countrywide protests following George Floyd's death may result in a further rise in cases.

The photographers


Vaccines work

This is always an important message, but the WHO is likely gearing up for a fight with the anti-vaxxers who are already trying to spread a false message that any coronavirus vaccine won't be safe.

Las Vegas

Dave Mitchell (left) deals cards to Tammy Spears of Nevada at a blackjack table with plexiglass safety shield dividers at Bellagio Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip, after the property opened on Thursday for the first time since being closed on 17 March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Hotel-casinos throughout the state are opening on Thursday as part of a phased reopening of the economy with social-distancing guidelines and other restrictions in place. MGM Resorts International reopened Bellagio, New York-New York Hotel & Casino, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and The Signature.

(Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP)

Second stimulus check: how much would my HEROES Act payment be?


Second stimulus check: how much would my HEROES Act payment be?

Stimulus check: how much would my HEROES Act payment be?

Calculate how much you would be entitled to as part of the coronavirus Economic Impact Payment scheme proposed by the HEROES Act:

Coronavirus: the complete guide to the Covid-19 pandemic


Coronavirus: the complete guide to the Covid-19 pandemic

Coronavirus: the complete guide to the Covid-19 pandemic

All the information you need to understand the coronavirus and ways to stay safe during the Covid-19 pandemic:

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Hello and welcome to our live, US-focused coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, which has now registered nearly 6.6 million cases worldwide, leading to 388,000 deaths. We'll endeavour to bring you the latest developments as they emerge.


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