12 things to know today about coronavirus

12 things to know today about coronavirus

Welcome to The Hill’s daily roundup of coronavirus news. 

U.S. cases of COVID-19 are still climbing, even in states that will lift restrictions, like Georgia. Nearly 62,000 people across the country have died.

At the same time, there's some good news — one million people have recovered globally. And in South Korea, patients who recovered have not become reinfected. While there was some concern about newly positive tests among recovered patients, Korean health officials said Thursday they were false positives.

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Here's what you need to know today.

 

Around the world

 

In the White House

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In Congress

 

In the states

  • New Jersey reported its largest single-day death toll, of 460 people, bringing total deaths to over 7,000 in the state. Justine Coleman has the story.
  • Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) said he will lift a statewide shelter-in-place order for most of the state’s residents Friday, but will extend the public health emergency until June 12. Zack Budryk has more.
  • A sweeping survey of more than 22,000 voters in all 50 states found that most say their governor is doing a better job than President Trump in handling the coronavirus outbreak. Get more from Reid Wilson.