Washington, December 20 According to the global real-time statistics system of COVID-19 data released by Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 6 p.m. Eastern Time on December 20, a total of 17,812,136 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 317,769 deaths have been reported in the United States. . In the past 24 hours, 219,137 new cases have been confirmed and 2,157 new deaths have been reported in the United States.
According to the New York Times, congressional leaders agreed on a $900 billion coronavirus relief plan on the afternoon of the 20th, which includes direct payment of $600 to individuals and a weekly subsidy of $300 to every American who is unemployed due to the epidemic. “We can finally report what our country needs to hear for a long time, and more help is on the way,” said Senate Majority Leader McConnell.