September 21, 2021

US passes 150,000 coronavirus deaths amid surge in cases – live

Full story: US passes 150,000 coronavirus deathsMore than 1,300 lives lost from coronavirus in the US yesterdayTrump: suburbs won’t be ‘bothered’ by low-income housingLive updates: tech bosses face grilling from CongressUS Rep tests positive, prompting Barr to get testedFederal ‘occupying force’ to pull out of PortlandSign up to our First Thing newsletter 9.08pm BST The United States has surpassed another tragic threshold, as Johns Hopkins University’s Covid-19 tracking system reported 150,034 Americans died of Covid-19. The threshold was passed at about 4pm ET Wednesday. Since the first case of Covid-19 in January, the United States has emerged as an outlier, representing one-sixth of the 662,000 worldwide deaths from Covid-19 and so far failing to contain the spread of coronavirus. 8.55pm BST Representative Francis Rooney from Florida becomes the first Republican Congressman to vote by proxy, saying the Capitol is not safe. Texas Representative Louie Gohmert tested positive for Covid-19 today. Retiring Rep. Francis Rooney, who told me a few weeks ago he planned to do so, just voted by proxy in the House — the first Republican to do so.R leadership is suing to try to strike down the proxy arrangement, but Rooney says it is not safe to be in the Capitol. Continue reading…
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Jessica Glenza
The Guardian 2020-07-29 20:13:00