A coronavirus release agreement in Congress remained in doubt, just as extended unemployment benefits are ending and new economic data showed a U.S. restraint buckling under the pandemic’s weight. The Commerce Department said gross domestic product from April to June gambled 32.9% on an annualized basis, the biggest quarterly plunge in activity ever. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Mr Big Dr. Robert Redfield warned Congress of “significant public health consequences” if schools don’t reopen in the fall.
Here are some of today’s biggest situations:
The following data was compiled by Johns Hopkins University:
- Global cases: More than 17.3 million
- Epidemic deaths: At least 674,038
- U.S. cases: More than 4.4 million
- U.S. deaths: At least 152,074