Updated on April 26 at 4:40 p.m.

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New developments:

— Coronavirus antibody tests have garnered attention from officials as a potential tool to evaluate people's immunity to the illness. But the majority of companies creating the tests have had little to no regulatory oversight, according to the chair of the House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy.

— Emergency room physician and state Rep. Jon Santiago said Friday that Massachusetts still has a "rough couple of weeks ahead" dealing with COVID-19 and on Sunday said "we're nowhere near seeing the end of this virus." But Santiago does see Massachusetts as slowly climbing past the surge.

A new government program that funnels taxpayer money to churches, synagogues and mosques has brought welcome relief to some financially stressed houses of worship, while leaving others — many of them serving communities of color — still struggling to survive.

— When a curfew goes into effect each night for one county in Hawaii, the mayor gets bored — and posts videos on social media. And his constituents? They’re entertained.

According to theWorld Health Organization (WHO), as of April 26:

The coronavirus has infected over 2.8 million people worldwide.

So far, the disease has killed almost 194,000 people.

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

*Due to a national laboratory reporting issue, the April 24 numbers included a backlog of cases from other dates.*

Massachusetts by the numbers, as of April 26:
— Total confirmed cases: 54,938 (53,348 on April 25)
— Total deaths: 2,899 (2,730 on April 25)

Cases by county:
— Barnstable: 772 (756 on April 25)
— Berkshire: 428 (425 on April 25)
— Bristol: 2,923 (2,829 on April 25)
— Dukes and Nantucket: 25 (24 on April 25)
— Essex: 7,489 (7,212 on April 25)
— Franklin: 226 (225 on April 25)
— Hampden: 3,295 (3,229 on April 25)
— Hampshire: 427 (412 on April 25)
— Middlesex: 12,648 (12,253 on April 25)
— Norfolk: 5,288 (5,172 on April 25)
— Plymouth: 4,495 (4,380 on April 25)
— Suffolk: 11,543 (11,218 on April 25)
— Worcester: 4,572 (4,460 on April 25)
— Unknown: 807 (753 on April 25)

United States by the numbers, as of April 24*:
— Total confirmed and presumptive cases: 895,766 (865,585 as of April 23)
— Total deaths: 50,439 (48,816 as of April 23)
— 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.

*The CDC does not update its coronavirus page on Saturdays or Sundays.

Other developments this week:

Gov. Charlie Baker said Saturday that whenever Massachusetts lifts the statewide stay-at-home advisory that has been in place since March 24, people will still be expected to wear masks or other face-coverings when they are out in public.

— Despite social distancing requirements, the Boston Archdiocese is organizing teams of priests to provide the Sacrament of the Sick, a traditional Catholic anointing end-of-life ceremony, to COVID-19 patients at hospitals around the state.

— A new study suggests that Massachusetts may not be able to relax its social distancing orders until early June, based on the rate of COVID-19 infections.