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World US reaches 1,000 deaths in coronavirus crisis

16:57  26 march  2020
16:57  26 march  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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The US reported its first case of the virus at the end of February. The milestone coincided with a unanimous vote in the Senate to pass a .2 trillion Managing the health crisis has sparked heated political debates, with the Democrats accusing President Donald Trump of taking too long to react to

The death toll in the United States topped 1,000 on Wednesday night as the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the country.

America's first death was reported on Feb. 29 and the rate has spiked over the past two weeks as extreme public health measures go into effect to combat the virus. The U.S. death count eclipsed 600 on Tuesday and 900 early Wednesday before reaching 1,050 early Thursday, according to the Johns Hopkins University data dashboard..

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The number of deaths caused by the novel coronavirus rose to 1,031 in the The United States has the third highest number of confirmed cases behind China and Italy, and the US death rate is now 1.5 percent, based on reported cases. US reaches 1 , 000 deaths in coronavirus crisis . USA TODAY.

New York authorities are mobilizing to head off a potential public health disaster in the country's largest city as U . S . deaths from the coronavirus rise above 1 , 000 and President Trump urges Congress to act on a critical aid package. Coronavirus in NYC Causes Uncertainty.

a man in a police car parked in front of a truck: FDNY medical workers wear personal protective equipment outside a COVID-19 testing site at Elmhurst Hospital Center. © John Minchillo, AP FDNY medical workers wear personal protective equipment outside a COVID-19 testing site at Elmhurst Hospital Center.

States and cities have instituted shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. The number of cases continues to rise rapidly as testing expands nationwide.

The worldwide death count surpassed 21,000 on Wednesday.

Five other countries have death tolls higher than the U.S. — Italy, Spain, Iran, China and France. Italy's number more than doubles that of Spain.

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The Senate came to a deal Wednesday on a $2 trillion aid package that includes $150 billion for hospitals and medical centers to handle the surging case loads.

Governors and local governments are playing an outsized role during the crisis as states enjoy broad autonomy under the Constitution and the Trump administration has left most of the decision-making to them.

The U.S. had more than 69,000 confirmed coronavirus cases early , more than every country but China and Italy.

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Crisis no time for 'backward step on accountability' .
Labor frontbencher Tony Burke concedes recalling parliament may be a “logistical nightmare” but insists now is not the time to take “backward steps on accountability”. The government will recall parliament next week in order to pass the $130 billion JobKeeper legislation. Despite its logistical issues, Mr Burke told Sky News the parliament should continue sitting beyond the consideration of that legislation. “Our view has been the parliament should be sitting now … and we don’t stop for a minute regardless of what legislation there is in making that call,” he said. "Now more than ever, parliament should be sitting.

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