It has more than 6.3 million infected and 189,366 deaths, but the figures are beginning to show a decline.
U.S It continues to be the country most affected by the coronavirus pandemic (SARS-CoV-2) with more than 6.3 million infected and almost 190,000 deaths. However, it has just registered fewer than 30,000 cases in one day since June.
According to Universidad Johns Hopkins, there were 24,257 new cases in the last 24 hours in the country, the first time since June 21 that reported a figure lower than 30,000 daily infections.
The count is also well below the country’s record set on July 16, when there were 77,255 new cases in a 24-hour period, the agency said. ANSA.
There were also 267 coronavirus-related deaths last Monday, the lowest number in the country since July 4 and below the peak of 2,666 new deaths reported on April 17.
The Republican Majority Leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, announced a new stimulus package focused “on health care, education and economic issues” to alleviate the effects of the pandemic.
According to local media, this package is expected to amount to at least 500,000 million dollars – half of what the Republicans proposed in July, the news agency reported. EFE.
The Senate returned Tuesday from its August recess and there could be an initial procedural vote on the package in two days, although so far it doesn’t look like it will get the 60 votes needed to avoid possible delaying tactics by Democrats.
This project could include federal unemployment benefits, another round to finance the so-called Payroll Protection Program that earmarked funds for small and medium-sized businesses in exchange for job retention, and financial assistance for schools and coronavirus testing.
The United States has more than 6,312,341 infections and 189,366 deaths, but the numbers begin to show a decline.
In Florida, for example, day-to-day cases were below 2,000 for the second day in a row, something that had not happened since mid-June, when a rebound began.
The Florida Department of Health tallied 1,823 cases and 44 deaths in the past 24 hours.