The United States topped five million cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, marking a grim milestone that represents roughly a quarter of all confirmed cases across the world. Markets and lawmakers aren’t yet sure what to make of President Donald Trump’s four executive orders aimed at expanding coronavirus relief for Americans. The weekend executive action came after congressional negotiations ground to a halt last week, leaving in limbo many Americans whose livelihoods have been upended by the pandemic.
Here are some of the biggest developments on Monday:
The following data was compiled by Johns Hopkins University:
- Global cases: More than 19.9 million
- Global deaths: At least 732,128
- U.S. cases: More than 5.05 million
- U.S. deaths: At least 162,950