Coronavirus U.S. Updates: Deaths Top 400, Senator Tests Positive
Posted On July 2, 2020
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Differences over how to boost the economy continued between Congress and the White House, Democrats and Republicans and those pushing for a quick fix and those willing to draw out negotiations until at least Monday afternoon as millions of people are unable to work and the death toll from the new coronavirus in the United States topped 400.
The Senate adjourned Sunday without a vote on a stimulus package as President Trump mobilized the National Guard in three states: Washington, New York and California.
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More than 32,000 people, across every state in the country, have tested positive for the virus, and health officials say that number is sure to increase as tests become more available. Because of shortages, only a small fraction of U.S. citizens have been tested.
Meanwhile, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, who news reports said was in the gym Sunday with colleagues and attended closed-door meetings with them in recent days, became the first senator to announce he was one of those testing positive for the virus. He said in a tweet that he had no symptoms and was tested out of an abundance of caution.
Sen. Mike Lee and Sen. Mitt Romney, both Utah Republicans, announced Sunday that they would self-quarantine because of their recent contact with Paul. Two other senators had self-quarantined prior to Paul’s announcement.
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