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9:56 p.m. ET, June 1, 2020

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8:42 p.m. ET, June 1, 2020

More than 1.8 million coronavirus cases have been reported in the US

Health workers prepare to give people free coronavirus tests at a testing center in Arlington, Virginia, on May 26.
Health workers prepare to give people free coronavirus tests at a testing center in Arlington, Virginia, on May 26. Oliver Douliery/AFP/Getty Images

At least 1,809,109 cases of coronavirus have been reported in the US and at least 105,099 people have died, according to Johns Hopkins University's tally

Johns Hopkins reported 18,937 new cases and 718 deaths on Monday.

The totals include cases from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and other US territories, as well as repatriated cases. 

8:09 p.m. ET, June 1, 2020

Brazil reports more than 12,000 new coronavirus cases

From journalist Rodrigo Pedroso in São Paulo and CNN’s Chandler Thornton in Atlanta

A health professional works at the intensive care unit at the Santa Casa hospital on June 1 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
A health professional works at the intensive care unit at the Santa Casa hospital on June 1 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Douglas Magno/AFP/Getty Images

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Brazil multiplied by five in the month of May, according to numbers released by country's health ministry.

On May 1, Brazil reported 91,589 confirmed cases of Covid-19. As of Monday, the country's total stands at 526,447. In the past 24 hours alone, Brazil recorded 12,247 new cases, the health ministry said.

Brazil also recorded 623 new coronavirus-related deaths over the past 24 hours, according to its health ministry, raising the overall death toll to 29,937.

Brazil is second only to the United States in its number of coronavirus cases. 

8:04 p.m. ET, June 1, 2020

Houston mayor declares June 1 day of mourning for Covid-19 victims

From CNN’s Janine Mack

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner speaks at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in this file photo from 2018.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner speaks at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in this file photo from 2018. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has declared Monday a day of mourning for all those who lost their lives due to Covid-19.

“Today has been declared a day of mourning for those who have lost their life to #COVID19. I encourage faith/community leaders & all #Houstonians to pause, reflect, pray, mourn & honor all those we have lost & to comfort all those they have left behind at noon," the mayor said in a tweet.

The Houston Health Department reported 7,743 cases of coronavirus and 131 deaths.

“It is more important than ever to wear your face coverings, to maintain social distancing, and to practice good hygiene,” Turner said during a news conference on Monday.

Read the tweet:

8:30 p.m. ET, June 1, 2020

Italy launches a voluntary contact tracing app

From CNN's Livia Borghese in Rome

Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images
Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images

A voluntary contact tracing app has been launched in Italy after being approved by the national body which regulates privacy, Italian Health Ministry said on Monday. 

The app, called Immuni, "respects the Italian and European privacy norms” the Health Ministry statement says, and it can be downloaded for free from the Apple and Google stores. 

Using Bluetooth technology, smartphones, which download the app, will exchange random codes, but not information that could identify devices' owners such as names, emails, phone numbers or GPS data. 

"The app is able to determine that contact has taken place between two users without knowing who those users are and where the contact occurred," said the Milan-based company Bending Spoons, which developed the app.

When two smartphones which have installed the app and have Bluetooth activated are in proximity, they store each other's random code, taking note of the length of the meeting and the distance among the two devices.

If the device’s owner tests positive for Covid-19, with their consent a health care operator will transfer their device's encrypted code to a server, and then those individuals who also downloaded the app and have been is close contact with the infected person will receive a notification, the Health Ministry statement explained. 

Users must be at least 14 years old to use the Immuni app, and those between 14 and 18 must have the authorization of at least one parent or legal guardian to download it.

Bending Spoons said “enormous focus” was placed on the protection of privacy. All data is encrypted and will be deleted “when no longer relevant“ and in any case “no later than December 31, 2020,” the app webpage said.

The first four regions to roll out the app starting June 8 will be Abruzzo, Liguria, Marche and Puglia, according to the Italian Health Ministry.

5:52 p.m. ET, June 1, 2020

Rio de Janeiro will start gradual reopening of economy tomorrow

From journalist Rodrigo Pedroso in São Paulo and CNN’s Taylor Barnes in Atlanta

A pedestrian wearing a protective mask holds an umbrella while passing in front of businesses temporarily closed in the Campo Grande neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 7.
A pedestrian wearing a protective mask holds an umbrella while passing in front of businesses temporarily closed in the Campo Grande neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 7. Andre Coelho/Bloomberg/Getty Images

The city of Rio de Janeiro will begin opening some nonessential businesses and activities tomorrow, Mayor Marcelo Crivella announced on Monday.

Crivella said he expects the Brazilian city to “return to normal” in early August.

"If all parameters are followed, wearing masks and avoiding crowds, we will return to normal life, to the new normal, in August," he said.

The gradual reopening will work in six phases, Crivella said. In the first phase, churches, car shops and furniture stores will be allowed to resume activities. People will also be allowed to exercise on Rio’s iconic beachside promenade and swim in the ocean.

The relaxation of social isolation rules is occurring while Covid-19 cases are still on the rise in Brazil.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the state of Rio de Janeiro has recorded more than 54,000 cases of coronavirus and 5,462 deaths. The state’s death toll surpassed that reported in all of China last week.

Brazil is second only to the United States in its number of coronavirus cases.

5:48 p.m. ET, June 1, 2020

Coronavirus cases in DC spike

From CNN's Aaron Pellish

A medical professional administers a coronavirus test at a drive-thru testing site run by George Washington University Hospital in Washington, on May 26.
A medical professional administers a coronavirus test at a drive-thru testing site run by George Washington University Hospital in Washington, on May 26. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Washington, DC, reported on Monday a spike of coronavirus cases, pushing back the city’s timetable for moving to the second phase of reopening additional businesses and public spaces. 

In a statement, the DC Health Department confirmed a new peak in positive coronavirus cases recorded.

DC Health confirmed the spike in cases restarts phase one of the District's reopening program. DC would need to record a 14-day decline in cases of community spread in order to complete phase one and move on to phase two. 

The DC Department of Health reported 56 new positive coronavirus cases and two coronavirus deaths were confirmed on Sunday, raising the total number of cases to 8,857, and the total number of deaths due to coronavirus deaths to 468. 

4:36 p.m. ET, June 1, 2020

Peru reports more than 5,500 new coronavirus cases

From CNN’s Claudia Rebaza in London and Taylor Barnes in Atlanta

Relatives wearing face masks film and mourn at the "El Angel" cemetery during the burial of a relative who died of Covid-19 in Lima, Peru, on May 29.
Relatives wearing face masks film and mourn at the "El Angel" cemetery during the burial of a relative who died of Covid-19 in Lima, Peru, on May 29. Cesar Lanfranco/picture alliance/Getty Images

The number of coronavirus cases in Peru rose to 170,039 on Monday, an increase of 5,563 from the previous day, according to the country's Health Ministry. 

The country also reported 128 new coronavirus-related deaths, raising the national death toll to 4,634, according to the Ministry. 

Peru has the second-highest number of coronavirus cases in Latin America, following Brazil. 

4:43 p.m. ET, June 1, 2020

Outdoor dining and nonessential retail in New Jersey allowed to reopen on June 15

From CNN's Lauren del Valle

Empty tables are seen at this restaurant in the Jersey Shore in New Jersey, on May 4.
Empty tables are seen at this restaurant in the Jersey Shore in New Jersey, on May 4. Eduardo MunozAlvarez/VIEWpress/Corbis/Getty Images

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced that state is on track to move to stage two in the reopening process June 15.

Outdoor dining and nonessential retail will be permitted to open with limited capacity on June 15.

Personal care businesses like salons will be allowed to open June 22 and Murphy said he hopes fitness centers will be permitted to open in some capacity shortly after that. 

The governor stressed citizens should continue social distancing and face covering practices as the reopening stages continue.