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House passes $484B relief package, Trump wonders about 'injection' of disinfectant

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from around the world.
COVID-19 Testing Begins in Historic Black Neighborhoods in Altamonte Springs, US
Health workers test people in cars for COVID-19 at a mobile testing site at the Apostolic Church of Christ in Altamonte Springs, Fla. on April 21, 2020.Paul Hennessy / Barcroft Media via Getty Images

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The House passed another coronavirus relief package Thursday, setting aside nearly $500 billion in loans and grants for businesses, hospitals and testing. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who argued that the legislation needed to fund states and cities, was the only Democratic member to vote against the legislation.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House, which secured $20 million in loans under a $2 trillion package signed into law last month, joined a growing list of businesses Thursday that have said they would return the money. An online petition demanding the move had recorded more than 250,000 signatures.

Speaking to reporters at the White House, President Donald Trump wondered if an “injection” of disinfectant might keep the virus from “doing a number on the lungs.” Experts called this "irresponsible" and "dangerous."

The likely death toll from the disease rose to more than 15,000 in New York City, where public health officials said they had confirmed 10,290 deaths. Another 5,121 fatalities were identified as “probable” COVID-19 cases.

Here's what to know about the coronavirus, plus a timeline of the most critical moments:

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1071d ago / 11:24 PM UTC

Trump suggests 'injection' of disinfectant to beat coronavirus and 'clean' the lungs

1071d ago / 10:32 PM UTC

House gives final passage to $484 billion coronavirus relief bill

1071d ago / 9:54 PM UTC

Coronavirus infections jump among L.A. County's 60,000 homeless

1071d ago / 9:53 PM UTC

New York City coronavirus death toll crosses 15,000 with probable cases

1071d ago / 9:50 PM UTC

Bill Gates: Vaccine is 'most likely solution' to pandemic

1071d ago / 9:43 PM UTC

Bronx rapper Fred the Godson dies of coronavirus at 35

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Nearly 5,000 U.S. long-term care facilities have coronavirus cases, nearly 11,000 deaths

1071d ago / 8:34 PM UTC

Facing furor, Ruth's Chris high-end steak chain returns $20 million small business loan

1071d ago / 8:20 PM UTC

'Saturday Night Live' to do new stay-at-home episode this week

1071d ago / 8:08 PM UTC

Abortion resumes in Texas following executive order

1071d ago / 8:05 PM UTC

Long-term care facilities want expanded testing

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CDC: Language barriers helped turn Smithfield Foods meat plant into COVID-19 hotspot

1071d ago / 6:23 PM UTC

ESPN's Todd McShay reveals he has coronavirus, will miss NFL Draft

1071d ago / 6:16 PM UTC

Trump’s coronavirus drug push came after he talked with billionaire supporter, source says


1071d ago / 6:05 PM UTC

Vote-by-mail advocates worry time is running out to prepare

1071d ago / 5:52 PM UTC

NFL coaches, GMs prepare for tonight's draft — from their homes

1071d ago / 5:47 PM UTC

New York Times to stop printing Sunday travel section

1071d ago / 5:38 PM UTC

Tom Hanks sends letter, typewriter to Australian boy bullied over his name: Corona

1071d ago / 5:20 PM UTC

Empty highways lure California drivers to speed, with citations up 87 percent

1071d ago / 5:16 PM UTC

LGBTQ activists join forces to reimagine Pride amid coronavirus pandemic

1071d ago / 5:03 PM UTC
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First pollution, now coronavirus: Black parish in Louisiana deals with 'a double whammy' of death

1071d ago / 4:52 PM UTC

Georgia reports 772 new coronavirus cases as businesses prepare to reopen

1071d ago / 4:50 PM UTC

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo says state nursing homes will be investigated

1071d ago / 4:31 PM UTC
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Gov. Cuomo releases preliminary estimates from antibody study

1071d ago / 4:06 PM UTC

House expected to pass latest coronavirus bill, send to Trump

1071d ago / 4:05 PM UTC

Photos: Pony at your window

1071d ago / 3:22 PM UTC

Bill Gates: 'We can’t count' on 'miraculous treatment'

1071d ago / 3:20 PM UTC

Michigan gov. plans to extend parts of stay-at-home order while likely easing others

1071d ago / 3:19 PM UTC

Cornell suspends ACT/SAT admissions testing for next year

1071d ago / 3:03 PM UTC

Elizabeth Warren's oldest brother dies from coronavirus

1071d ago / 2:47 PM UTC

'This is a good day,' NYC mayor says of decline in hospitalizations and ICU patients

1071d ago / 2:41 PM UTC

Photo: Stretching in the ICU

1071d ago / 2:24 PM UTC
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Contact tracing proposal by Sen. Warren, Rep. Levin would create 'containment corps'

1071d ago / 2:12 PM UTC

Colleges, universities still waiting for promised emergency aid for students

1071d ago / 2:10 PM UTC

At the extremes of the earth, scientists stymied by coronavirus concerns


1071d ago / 2:02 PM UTC

China says total active cases are now below 1,000


1071d ago / 2:00 PM UTC

Gap says it can't pay its April rent, may close some stores for good

1071d ago / 1:20 PM UTC

Photo: Inside Oxford's vaccine trials

1071d ago / 1:06 PM UTC

Almost half of Europe’s virus deaths in care homes, says WHO

1071d ago / 12:56 PM UTC

Jobless claims reach 26 million since coronavirus hit, wiping out all gains since 2008 recession

1071d ago / 12:05 PM UTC

Chinese citizen journalist resurfaces after going missing in Wuhan

1072d ago / 11:38 AM UTC

Restrictions bring long lines of traffic in Indonesia

1072d ago / 11:32 AM UTC

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UN warns pandemic is becoming a 'human rights crisis'

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New coronavirus cases halved in Israeli ultra-Orthodox city after military lockdown

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1072d ago / 10:36 AM UTC

China to donate an additional $30 million to WHO

1072d ago / 10:15 AM UTC

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City with China's largest current outbreak tightens lockdown

1072d ago / 9:37 AM UTC

German chancellor says pandemic 'still at the beginning'


1072d ago / 9:31 AM UTC

Italian cruise ship in Japan confirms 48 coronavirus cases

1072d ago / 8:46 AM UTC

1072d ago / 6:26 AM UTC

California town tests every resident for COVID-19

1072d ago / 5:41 AM UTC

Virus shutdowns will likely make NFL draft most bet on ever

1072d ago / 4:52 AM UTC

Vegas workers push back after call to reopen casinos, hotels