In the US, the number of detected cases of COVID-19 exceeded 5 million | News | News

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More than 5,000,200 cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in the United States, according to newspaper statistics The New York Times as of Saturday evening, 8 August.

According to the publication, 161,873 people died in the country at the beginning of the pandemic.

It is noted that over the last day in America, 60,975 new cases of COVID-19 were detected, at least 1,354 patients died.

NYT data is based on known case reports from federal, state and local authorities. At the same time, the newspaper warns that the actual number of infected people is much higher.

Earlier that day, American leader Donald Trump signed a document extending the measures to stimulate the economy in the country by the end of the year amid the pandemic.

In particular, he extended the payment of weekly unemployment benefits in the amount of $ 400, tax holidays for Americans who earn less than $ 100 thousand a year, as well as a ban on eviction for non-payment of rent.

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