The confirmed cases of new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in U.S until this Thursday, 26, they surpassed those of China, Italy and Spain. 81,488 patients were registered, as estimated by the American newspaper The New York Times, the that make the United States the epicenter of the epidemic. In terms of deaths, the country is well behind the three nations that, until recently, were the most affected by the Covid-19, disease caused by the coronavirus. So far, there have been 1,170 deaths.
THE China registered until this Thursday 81,285 cases, with 3,287 deaths. At Italy, are 80,539 and 8,165 deaths, and in Spain, 56,197 cases and 4,145 deaths.
All 50 states recorded at least one case of Covid-19. New York it is the most affected state, with 37,258 patients, accounts for more than 45% of the total cases in the country and confirmed 387 deaths.
In comparison, New York, with 19 million inhabitants, has more cases than the entire Germany – which, with a population of 82 million, accounted for 36,508 sick and is the fifth country most affected in the world by the pandemic. Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, decreed quarantine to all citizens of the state since Friday 20th.
O first case of the new coronavirus in the United States was reported in late January in the state of Washington, on the American west coast, about 4,500 kilometers from the state of New York.
$ 2 trillion
The American Senate approved a historic plan for the 2 trillion dollars (10 trillion reais) in support of the first world economy, asphyxiated by the pandemic of Covid-19. While the $ 2 trillion is intended primarily for economic relief, $ 100 billion is earmarked to help hospitals and healthcare systems across the country.
Among the main measures of the package is the direct sending of $ 1,200 to all American workers who earn up to $ 75,000 a year. Those who exceed the $ 75,000 mark and do not have an annual salary greater than $ 99,000 will also receive money directly from the government, but in a smaller amount. There is still an additional $ 500 per child.
The package also provides for the unemployment benefit to be extended for 13 weeks. More than 3 million Americans were laid off just last week, according to the US Department of Labor.
Cuomo said on Wednesday that the package would be “terrible” for the state of New York. The governor criticized the fact that only US $ 3.8 billion was earmarked for the state government, which is expected to bear the loss of up to US $ 15 billion in revenue due to the epidemic.
The text has yet to pass through the House of Representatives and be sanctioned by the President, Donald Trump. The package “It will pass with strong support from Democrats and Republicans,” said House Speaker Democrat Nancy Pelosi. The deputies will vote this Friday, 26, anticipated Pelosi.
Trump had already sanctioned on March 6 – when the epidemic in the country had reached less than 300 people – one another package Congress, but with a focus on health and which involved just $ 8.3 billion. Of this amount, 3 billion dollars (14 billion reais) were allocated only to research for the production of a vaccine.