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Weekly Coronavirus Report: What Happened Today

Around the World:

  • President Donald Trump suggested exploring disinfectants as a possible treatment for COVID-19 infections — an extremely dangerous proposition that could kill people, medical experts warn.

  • The House passed a nearly $500 billion interim coronavirus bill that includes additional money for the small-business loan program, as well as for hospitals and testing, making way for the legislation to become law by the end of the week.

  • The coronavirus death toll in New York City surpassed 15,000.

  • New jobless claims numbers showed another 4.4 million Americans filed claims in the week ending April 18th. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 26 million people have requested unemployment benefits.

Sources: The COVID Tracking Project and NBC News


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