COVID-19 Update: U.S. Deaths Surpass 70,000 Mark

Death Toll Passes 70,000 Mark in U.S.

  • The death toll from COVID-19 stands at 72,000 in the U.S. There were more than 2,300 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours. Nursing homes have been hit particularly hard by the virus.
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COVID-19 Update: Unemployment Claims Pass 30 Million in U.S.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 3.8 million people filed new unemployment insurance claims last week, bringing the total for the past six weeks to more than 30,000,000 claims. The unemployment rate may hit 20% in April.
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COVID-19 Update: U.S. Sees 4.8 Percent GDP Drop

The U.S. now accounts for one-third of total global cases with over 1,000,000 while the global total has surpassed 3,000,000. While much of Europe has "flattened the curve" or seen consistent declines in new cases, other countries are seeing explosive case growth, including Brazil, Russia, Turkey, Mexico, and Peru. 

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COVID-19 Update: U.S. Sees Largest Daily Spike in Cases

On 25 April, the U.S. tallied 39,000 new cases over the previous 24-hours, the largest one-day increase in new cases on record for the country. Total cases will surpass one million before the end of today. New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Illinois, California, and Pennsylvania are the hardest hit states by total cases.

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COVID-19 Update: Unemployment in the U.S. Continues to Rise

Job Losses Continue as House Passes Relief Bill

  • The U.S. Labor Department reported on 23 April that another 4.4 million people filed initial unemployment claims last week, bringing the five-week total to more than 26 million. Nearly one in six American workers has lost a job in recent weeks.
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COVID-19 Update: U.S. Sees Record Daily Death Toll

States begin lifting restrictions:

  • Georgia governor Brian Kemp indicated that some businesses - including gyms, barbers and nail salons - can reopen starting from 24 April. On 27 April, restaurants and theaters will be allowed to reopen. The governor also confirmed that the stay-at-home order in place in Georgia will expire on 30 April as originally planned.
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COVID-19 Update: Anti-Lockdown Protests Occur Across U.S.

Approximately one month after much of the U.S. went into stay-at-home mode, thousands of protesters gathered in Washington, Michigan, and Colorado to voice their disdain for the restrictions.

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COVID-19 Update: Guidelines Released Amid Record Unemployment

In the past four weeks, more than 22 million people filed for new unemployment claims in the U.S., after 5.2 million were added to the tally this last week.

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COVID-19 Update: IMF Predicts Global Recession

As global cases passed two million, the U.S. reported a plunge in retail sales in the month of March.

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COVID-19 Update: Global Cases Approach Two Million

Thanks to expanded testing, the U.S. now has over 560,000 confirmed cases, driving the global total near two million.

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