- Associated Press - Sunday, May 3, 2020

Faced with 19,000 coronavirus deaths and counting, the nation’s nursing homes are pushing back against a potential flood of lawsuits with a sweeping lobbying effort.

India reports more than 2,600 infections, its biggest single-day jump, and new coronavirus cases in Russia exceed 10,000 for the first time. Bangladesh also saw its biggest one-day increase.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he was so sick from the coronavirus that doctors had discussed what to say if he had died.

Six months ago, the global tourism industry was celebrating a record year for travel. Now, it’s decimated and facing a recovery that could take years.

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing big changes at the tradition-bound U.S. Supreme Court.



Here are some of AP’s top stories Sunday on the world’s coronavirus pandemic. Follow APNews.com/VirusOutbreak for updates through the day and APNews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreak for stories explaining some of its complexities.

WHAT’S HAPPENING TODAY:

Seven nights a week, President Donald Trump’s reelection team is airing live programming online to replace his trademark rallies made impossible for now by the pandemic. After weeks of being cooped up at the White House, Trump participated in a “virtual” town hall from inside the Lincoln Memorial and talked about pursuing economic recovery without risking lives.

Intelligence documents show U.S. officials believe China’s leadership intentionally concealed the severity of the coronavirus outbreak and how contagious it is to stock up on medical supplies needed to respond to it.

Chicago’s mayor is cracking down on house parties that violate Illinois’ stay-a-home order issued to fight the spread of the coronavirus. But New York City’s mayor is praising the city’s residents for adhering to social distancing guidelines.

There was worrying news from Afghanistan, where in a random test of 500 people in Kabul, the capital city, nearly a third tested positive.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death. The vast majority of people recover.

Here are the symptoms of the virus compared with the common flu.

One of the best ways to prevent viral spread is washing your hands with soap and water. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends first washing with warm or cold water and then lathering soap for 20 seconds to get it on the backs of hands, between fingers and under fingernails before rinsing off.

You should wash your phone, too. Here’s how.

TRACKING THE VIRUS: Drill down and zoom in at the individual county level, and you can access numbers that will show you the situation where you are, and where loved ones or people you’re worried about live.

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ONE NUMBER:

— 2: The number of new coronavirus cases that China is reporting.

IN OTHER NEWS:

— Cycling activists from Germany to Peru are advocating for more bike lanes or for wider existing ones, as bikes emerge as a transportation option once coronavirus lockdowns are eased.

— A Moroccan ex-convict volunteers to help his elderly neighbors cope with coronavirus lockdown.

— CBS News “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl s aid she’s finally feeling well after she was hospitalized for a week with the coronavirus. Stahl, 78, is the dean of correspondents at U.S. television’s best-known newsmagazine.

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Follow AP coverage of the virus outbreak at https://apnews.com/VirusOutbreak and https://apnews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreak

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