Updated on April 9 at 5:19 p.m.

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New developments:

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced that 12 housing lenders will allow Boston homeowners to delay mortgage payments by three months. Walsh also said that homeowners would not be required to the pay any extra fees in a lump sum and that they would be able to work with lenders on a payment plan.

Gov. Charlie Baker announced that the state has begun implementing provisions of the federal CARES Act for the distribution of increased unemployment benefits. Under the CARES Act, a new COVID-19 benefit of $600 weekly will be distributed to all recipients retroactive to March 29 — in addition to normal unemployment benefits.

The Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance increased employees at their call center from 50 to 500 to handle the flood of unemployment applications in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. But many applicants are confused and frustrated at a system that was not designed for pandemic-level unemployment rates.

Tight budgets at Massachusetts hospitals have led to furloughs, pay cuts and salary withholdings for many health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Procedures and services that can be delayed are not taking place, which means that those specific providers are not working and generating revenue.

According to theWorld Health Organization (WHO), as of April 9:

The coronavirus has infected over 1.4 million people worldwide.

So far, the disease has killed over 85,000 people in 184 countries.

For more information, updates, and frequently asked questions, visit the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's online information center. For federal information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website.

Massachusetts by the numbers, as of April 9:
— Total confirmed cases: 18,941 (16,790 on April 8)
— Total deaths: 503 (433 on April 8)

Cases by county:
— Barnstable: 444 (423 on April 8)
— Berkshire: 304 (281 on April 8)
— Bristol: 994 (835 on April 8)
— Dukes and Nantucket: 18 (17 on April 8)
— Essex: 2,336 (2,103 on April 8)
— Franklin: 128 (117 on April 8)
— Hampden: 1,276 (1,081 on April 8)
— Hampshire: 177 (164 on April 8)
— Middlesex: 4,045 (3,545 on April 8)
— Norfolk: 2,007 (1,778 on April 8)
— Plymouth: 1,507 (1,327 on April 8)
— Suffolk: 4,041 (3,600 on April 8)
— Worcester: 1,461 (1,296 on April 8)
— Unknown: 203 (223 on April 8)

United States by the numbers, as of April 9:
— Total confirmed and presumptive cases: 427,460 (up from 395,011 on April 8)
— Total deaths: 14,696 (up from 12,754 on April 8)
— Jurisdictions reporting cases: 55 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands)

A "presumptive positive case" is a person who has tested positive by state officials but has not yet been tested by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If the CDC gets a positive result for coronavirus, it becomes a confirmed case.

Other developments this week:

Roughly one in three among Boston's homeless community have tested positive for coronavirus. In a press briefing Tuesday, Boston Health and Human Services Chief Marty Martinez said there are close to 200 confirmed cases in the homeless community, close to 30 percent of those who have been tested.

Gov. Charlie Baker announced that Massachusetts will be spending $800 million in stabilization funding to support health care providers during the coronavirus pandemic. The money will be available through July and will be distributed to hospitals, primary care providers and behavioral health care providers as they deal with increasing operating costs associated with COVID-19.

Boston's LGBTQ community has canceled this year's 50th anniversary Pride Parade due to the coronavirus pandemic. The parade was scheduled for June 13, with other events planned throughout the month.

Governor Charlie Baker announced the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund, a $13 million fund targeted toward frontline workers and “vulnerable populations” throughout the state. The fiscal sponsors of the project are The Boston Foundation and Foundation for Boston Equity.

The YMCA of Greater Boston has furloughed 85 percent of its employees after closing its branches and losing revenue from fees to take swimming lessons, wellness classes and similar activities. 1,800 employees were furloughed, while 325 full-time and 49 half-time workers were retained.

Two intellectually disabled individuals living in the care of Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services, or DDS, died from causes apparently related to COVID-19 infections, WGBH News learned.An additional 67 individuals receiving DDS services and 71 employees working for DDS providers have tested positive for COVID-19. Advocates have raised alarms about the infection hazards for developmentally disabled people living together in group homes.