Washington: United states government has announced that all of its 50 states have been hit by COVID-19 coronavirus.
West Virginia, on Tuesday night, reported its first coronavirus cases meaning that all 50 states have been affected by novel virus with death toll reaching to 108.
So far United States have reported 6,300 confirmed coronavirus cases nation-wide.
Trump administration hopes for a 1 trillion financial package to tackle the financial crisis caused by global pandemic. Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Treasury Secretary has warned that U.S. unemployment rate could reach 20 per cent if appropriate necessary measures are not taken by Congress.
Earlier, U.S. Congress had approved H.R. 6201: Families First Coronavirus Response Act, to support Trump administration’s steps to tackle virus outbreak.
Authorities have been scrambling to implement necessary preventive measures as COVID-19 has affected more than 184,976 people with 7,500 casualties.
Vice President Mike Pence has hinted on calling U.S. Army to assist in the effort to contain virus outbreak. Pentagon chief Mark Esper announced that U.S. Army will provide five million respirator masks and up to 2,000 ventilators to the U.S. health department.
U.S. Army will also establish 14 certified coronavirus labs to test non-military personnel.