In New York and 11 a.m in Singapore. Here's the latest on the pandemic

People in face masks ride the subway in New York on April 13.

People in face masks ride the subway in New York on April 13. Ted Shaffrey/AP
Here's what you need to know:
  • Global cases near 2 million: The novel coronavirus has infected at least 1,918,855 people and killed 119,588 worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 581,000 patients have been identified in the US, including over 23,600 deaths
  • New York preparing for what's next: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that "the worst is over" in his state, but that people need to continue to be smart going forward and practice social distancing. Cuomo said the state is looking at a plan to reopen after the shutdown that is in coordination with other surrounding states.
  • Heated briefing: President Donald Trump lashed out at criticism of his handling of the coronavirus crisis during a grievance-fueled appearance from the White House that featured a propaganda-like video he said was produced by his aides. "Everything we did was right," Trump insisted.
  • Census delay: Trump also said he will ask for a delay to the 2020 Census to make sure it is completed safely and accurately. The data gleaned from the census, which is conducted every 10 years, is used to apportion members of Congress among the states, as well as the data that states use to draw congressional districts.
  • Semblance of normalcy in Spain: Around 300,000 nonessential workers are estimated to have gone back to their jobs in Spain's Madrid region on Monday as the country began a partial lifting of lockdown restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus, a spokesperson for Madrid's regional government told CNN.
  • Singapore's biggest spike: The Southeast Asian city-state reported 386 new cases on Monday -- all locally transmitted. It's the largest single-day increase since the outbreak began in the country, according to the Ministry of Health.
  • Malaysia is running out of PPE: The country will run out of personal protective equipment for frontline medical workers in two weeks unless it can purchase more or receives donations, the health ministry's director-general said.

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