THE coronavirus related fatalities in the US have reached 50,243 as the country recorded 3,176 deaths in the last 24 hours.
According to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University, the coronavirus related fatalities in the US stood at 50,243.
The US, now the worst-hit country, has so far recorded 8,86,709 cases of the virus.
The US House of Representatives on Thursday (local time) passed a coronavirus pandemic relief bill of USD 484 billion that provides funding for small businesses, hospitals and coronavirus testing.
The passage of the bill, which is an interim measure, came just a few weeks after a USD 2 trillion rescue stimulus package was announced.
“Throughout this crisis, our small businesses have done everything we have asked and it is past time that we act. But we all know more needs to be done,” Congressman Anthony Gonzalez was quoted by CNN as saying.
New York City toll at 16,388; study says 1.9 mn infected: AS deaths in New York City from COVID-19 has reached 16,388, a study has shown that at least one in five persons or 1.9 million there may have had the disease.
Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday that based on sample anti-body tests the study concluded that 22.1 per cent of the city’s 8.6 million residents had had COVID-19.
That would work out to 1.9 million, although officially only 263,460 confirmed cases have been reported. The discrepancy points to about 1.5 million having had a milder attack or not having any symptoms or not sought treatment or testing.