Daybreak Today Thursday Morning Brief

Senate unanimously passes $2 trillion aid package, South Plains has 29 cases of COVID-19, nation’s deaths pass 1,000

Daybreak Today Thursday Morning Brief
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On Daybreak Today, the United States Senate approved a $2 trillion stimulus package to boost the economy.

  • The measure is one of the largest emergency aid packages in the nation’s history.
  • It includes $250 billion for direct payments to individuals and families.
  • It now goes to the House of Representatives for a vote.
  • Read more from The Associated Press here: Senate passes coronavirus rescue package on unanimous vote

There are now 29 confirmed cases of coronavirus on the South Plains.

  • Lubbock County is reporting 19 cases of COVID-19 with five in Hockley County.
  • Now, Terry County has three cases with one in both Hale and Gaines counties.
  • Read more here: COVID-19 on the South Plains

The number of Texans who have tested positive for coronavirus is nearing 1,000; more than 13,000 people have been tested.

  • The death toll right now sits at 12 in the state.
  • Of the 254 counties in Texas, 82 have reported at least one case.
  • View a breakdown here: Texas Case Count COVID-19

Nationally, the number of coronavirus deaths has soared past 1,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.

  • There are now more than 64,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus, which now means the U.S. has the third highest national total behind Italy and China.
  • Health experts say the disease has yet to peak.
  • Read more on those numbers here: US deaths top 1,000 as $2.2 trillion in virus aid approved

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