Coronavirus live updates: U.S. averaging over 50,000 cases a day; Singapore announces more stimulus

This is CNBC's live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks. 

New cases of the coronavirus in the U.S. have remained stubbornly high in recent days, with the country averaging more than 51,100 new cases per day over the past seven days. Universities and schools have already begun reopening, many against a backdrop of significant community spread. Countries that had early success in containing the virus, such as New Zealand, are now struggling to eradicate it and are facing new and mystifying clusters of infection.

In Singapore, the country's Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat announced another 8 billion Singapore dollars ($5.8 billion) worth of stimulus to counter the pandemic's economic hit. Among the measures announced is an extension of a wage subsidy program by up to seven months.

Here are some of the biggest developments:


The following data was compiled by Johns Hopkins University:

  • Global cases: More than 21.9 million
  • Global deaths: At least 774,661
  • Countries with the most cases: United States (more than 5.4 million); Brazil (more than 3.3 million); India (more than 2.7 million); Russia (at least 930,276) and South Africa (at least 589,886)