Coronavirus update: U.S. single-day death toll surpasses 1,000 for sixth straight day – The Washington Post
Here are some significant developments:
- Negotiations between top White House officials and congressional Democrats on coronavirus relief legislation showed signs of progress Saturday, after days of stalemate that caused 30 million Americans to lose emergency unemployment benefits.
- At least four schools — Corinth High School in Mississippi, Greenfield Central Junior High School in Indiana and two schools in Indiana’s Greater Clark County Schools district — reported that a student tested positive for the coronavirus during the first week back in session, forcing people who had been in contact with them to self-quarantine. The diagnoses offer a sobering reminder of the stakes of the nationwide debate over reopening schools.
- The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it had authorized the first two tests that estimate the amount of coronavirus antibodies present in a person’s blood. Tim Stenzel, director of the FDA’s Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health, cautioned that scientists still do not know exactly what having antibodies might mean about someone’s immunity.
- California on Saturday reported 219 new coronavirus fatalities, the most the state has reported in a single day. California also set a record for the seven-day average number of deaths, as did Arkansas, North Carolina, Texas, Florida and Mississippi.
July’s infection total was more than double that of June and