Updated 6:28 AM ET, Tue May 5, 2020
- The numbers: More than 3.5 million cases of the novel coronavirus, including at least 251,000 deaths have been recorded worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.
- Origin story: Australia's PM said the most likely origin of the coronavirus outbreak was a wildlife wet market. His comments come as intelligence shared among US allies indicates the virus more likely came from a Chinese market and not a lab.
- In the US: At least 68,000 Covid-19 related deaths have been recorded. An influential model now forecasts that 134,000 people will die of the virus in the country.