Latest on COVID-19 around the world

Latest on COVID-19 around the world

The United States has reported 496,535 cases with 18,586 fatalities. Los Angeles' stay-at-home and business-closure orders were extended to at least May 15.

Spain has reported 605 new coronavirus deaths, continuing a downward trend, and 4,566 new cases. The death toll in the European country with the most reported cases now stands at 15,843 with a total of 157,022.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Friday extended a nationwide lockdown to contain the coronavirus until May 3. The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 18,849 lives in the country, bringing the total number of infections, fatalities and recoveries to 147,577 as of Friday, according to the latest data released by the country's Civil Protection Department.

France on Friday reported 987 more COVID-19 deaths registered in hospitals and nursing homes over the last 24 hours. The new deaths, including 554 in hospitals and 433 in nursing homes, bring the total toll in France to 13,197.

The UK health secretary has announced that 8,958 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital, an increase of 980 since yesterday. The number of people currently in hospital with symptoms is 19,304.