US surpasses 700,000 coronavirus cases, Trump announces $19 billion aid for farmers


Medical workers move a patient into Maimonides Medical Center during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID19) in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Photo: Reuters The United States on Friday passed 700,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, according to a tally maintained by Johns Hopkins University. With the highest number of cases and deaths of any country in the world, the US had recorded 700,282 cases of COVID-19 and 36,773 deaths, according to the Baltimore-based university.