Seth Charles, 12, scaled Everest by climbing the stairs at home 2,507 times after the coronavirus lockdown meant he couldn't climb Scafell Pike.
As many cities in the United States brace themselves for coronavirus hospitalizations to peak in the coming days and weeks, hospitals already running at or near capacity are preparing for an influx of new patients. Natasha S. Hochberg, MD, MPH, an infectious disease physician at Boston Medical Center and associate professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, tells Yahoo News that hard choices are ahead.
At a press conference on Wednesday, New York state Health Commissioner Howard Zucker and Gov. Andrew Cuomo responded to a question about whether coronavirus patients may need another form of treatment instead of ventilators.
A top WHO adviser has said testing is more important than lockdowns when it comes to tackling the coronavirus.
Mayor Bill De Blasio says there have been encouraging signs in the city’s fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
The World Health Organisation said fewer than 1,000 people have been tested but a number of its citizens are in quarantine.
There have been countless scary, heartbreaking stories during the COVID-19 pandemic. But Americans have been known to shine brightest during the darkest times. Here are some feel-good stories that show how people across the United States are keeping spirits high and helping in any way they can.
The prime minister remains in intensive care in hospital, and ministers say it's too soon to talk about lifting lockdown.
Rebecca Mack was described as an 'accident-prone, stubborn chatterbox' who 'helped more people than most will in a lifetime'.
Chris Bryant said the word is 'deeply offensive' to those who die from the disease as it 'implies they are to blame'.
Naomi Watts, Hugh Jackman and Madonna are among the stars trying to channel their frustrations during coronavirus lockdown.
The Jewish Passover holiday typically draws crowds of Israelis outside to burn heaps of leavened bread, commemorating the Biblical exodus from slavery in Egypt. Israel this week imposed holiday restrictions to try to halt the spread of the disease. Jews may only celebrate the traditional "seder" meal that kicks off the April 8-15 holiday season with immediate family.
On Tuesday it was announced that 786 people had died of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 6,159.