Some Governors Move to Reopen as U.S. Coronavirus Cases Top 784,000

In New York, random antibody tests of 3,000 people begin as state’s infection rate slows, new hospitalizations fall

The White House and Democrats are close on a new rescue deal for small businesses, debate over lockdowns ramps up as the U.S. coronavirus death toll tops 40,000, and what to expect from earnings this week. WSJ’s Jason Bellini has the latest on the pandemic. Photo: David Poller/Zuma Press

U.S. governors took steps to start reopening their economies and focused on accelerating testing capacity for the new coronavirus, as infection rates slowed in hard-hit areas like New York and reported cases globally rose above 2.47 million.

In the U.S., there were 1,433 reported deaths from the coronavirus in the 24 hours ending at 8 p.m. Monday, continuing a recent general downward trend, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University. In total, there are more than 784,000 confirmed cases...