It is steeply up from the 599 deaths reported in Monday’s official figures. There is often a lag in reporting new deaths after the weekend
Bitcoin soared to a record high against the dollar on Monday
Stock markets were mostly up but with little conviction as investors fret over the impact of the virus on the economy.
In the entertainment world, theme parks shut down, Broadway went dark, studios pulled major tentpoles from their release calendar, and virtually all Hollywood movies and TV shows halted production.
Saudi Aramco is worth up to $1.7 trillion at the price range set by the oil giant on Sunday, below the $2 trillion sought by Saudi’s crown prince but putting it in the running to become the world’s biggest IPO.