US deaths top 1,000 as $2.2 trillion in virus aid approved

The U.S. Senate passed a $2.2 trillion economic rescue package
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Posted at 5:08 AM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 05:10:10-04

NEW YORK - U.S. deaths from the coronavirus pandemic have topped 1,000, another grim milestone for a global outbreak that is taking lives and wreaking havoc on economies and the established routines of ordinary life.

Virginianow has a death toll of 13 with North Carolina reporting their first two deaths on Wednesday.

In a recognition of the scale of the threat, the U.S. Senate passed an unparalleled $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems.

The unanimous vote came despite misgivings on both sides about whether the largest economic relief bill in U.S. history goes too far or not far enough.

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