US and UK suffer highest number of daily deaths since outbreak began, as glimmers of hope emerge elsewhere in the world.
There are now some 1.5 million confirmed cases of coronavirus around the world. More than 88,500 people have died and nearly 330,000 have recovered.
For the second straight day, the US recorded nearly 2,000 fatalities while in Britain the daily death toll hit a record 938 over 24 hours
France saw its total number of dead climb over 10,000 as the country prepared to extend its strict lockdown measures. Spain and Italy still saw hundreds of deaths per day, despite tentative signs the disease may have peaked.
Here are the latest updates.
Thursday, April 9
09:21 GMT – Malaysia reports 109 new coronavirus cases with 2 new deaths
Malaysia reported 109 new coronavirus infections, raising its cumulative total to 4,228 cases as Southeast Asia’s third-largest economy grapples with the highest number of infections in the region.
The health ministry also reported two new deaths, raising the total number of fatalities to 67.