Deaths due to COVID-19 have risen above 1,000 in the US, where there are nearly 70,000 cases of the coronavirus
Just two days ago, The World Health Organisation have said that the US could become the new global epicentre for the coronavirus.
There are now confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the US are nearing 70,000 infected, with at least 1,050 deaths so far.
In New York state alone, there have been over 30,800 cases of people who have contracted the coronavirus, and at least 290 people have died, the majority of the deaths were in New York City.
COVID-19 heavily affecting the US working class
3.28 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week as the lockdowns take their toll on the labour market.
Given the scale of the jobs crisis, there are reports of people having problems making a claim due to websites that keep crashing from too much traffic and phone lines that are jammed.
These figures were released after the US Senate passed a $2 trillion stimulus bill.
The bill passed unanimously by the Senate still has to be ratified by the House of Representatives and signed into law by the president.
It includes a massive cash giveaway of $1,200 to every US taxpayer earning less than $75,000-a-year, with an additional $500 for each child.
The head of America’s central bank said that the US:
“may well be in recession”
They warned that the virus would dictate when it was safe to reopen the economy.
In a video from the Senate floor, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, spoke of the $2 trillion stimulus bill, and how it is a necessity for the US working class, who have lost their already underpaying jobs.