Updated 6:18 a.m. ET, May 7, 2020
- The numbers: More than 3.7 million cases of the novel coronavirus, including at least 263,000 deaths have been recorded worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.
- Gloomy forecast: The Bank of England has warned that the impact of the pandemic will see the UK's GDP contract by 14% in 2020, with unemployment rising to 8%.
- PPE rejected: 400,000 surgical gowns ordered by the UK from Turkey were never distributed among NHS workers because they did not meet British safety standards.
- In the US: More than 1.2 million cases and over 73,000 Covid-19 related deaths have been recorded.