COVID-19 has killed at least 155 people in the United States and infected close to 10,000 as Trump signs multibillion-dollar emergency aid package

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has killed at least 155 people in the United States as of Thursday morning, according to virus tracker maintained by Johns Hopkins, and other sources.

More people died in the United States in the past 24 hours than at any time since the virus was first reported in Washington state. COVID-19 killed close to 50 people between Wednesday and Thursday.

At least 68 people have been killed in the state of Washington, 20 in New York, 17 in California, 8 in Florida, 8 in Louisiana, 5 in New Jersey, 4 in Georgia, 3 in Oregon, 3 in Texas, 3 in South Carolina, 2 in Colorado, 2 in Indiana, 2 in Virginia, 1 in Connecticut, 1 in Illinois, 1 in Kansas, 1 in Kentucky, 1 in Michigan, 1 in Missouri, 1 in Nevada, 1 in Pennsylvania, 1 in Maryland, and 1 in South Dakota.

In at addition, at least 9,415 people have been infected in the United States and a minimum of 106 patients have so far recovered.

What’s the government doing?

President Trump on Wednesday signed into law a multibillion-dollar emergency aid package aimed at helping Americans impacted by the coronavirus, as per The Hill.

“The House-passed measure was approved by the Senate earlier Wednesday and includes provisions offering paid leave benefits for Americans, bolstered unemployment benefits and free diagnostic testing for the virus,” the newspaper added.

Simon Ateba

Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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