Coronavirus 1 May 2020 Covid-19 daily report: Europe stems the tide of coronavirus deaths Sign UpGet the New Statesman\'s Morning Call email. Sign-up The number of new Covid-19 related deaths dropped below 300 in Spain, Italy and France yesterday. The UK, which previously only counted deaths in hospital in its figures but is now including care homes and other settings, saw 676. The US saw more than 2,000 new deaths for the third day in a row. Globally there have been 233,388 deaths in total, with 39,711 of those in the last week. That compares with 42,892 deaths the week before. › Social distancing at airports "impossible", Heathrow chief executive says David Ottewell is head of data journalism at New Statesman Media Group. Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!