President Donald Trump hinted at a second round of stimulus checks on Monday, hours after the U.S. coronavirus death toll topped 10,000 – more than six American wars combined.
By early Tuesday, U.S. deaths were nearing 11,000. Wisconsin voters faced the choice of going to the polls or abiding by the state’s stay-at-home order. Global stocks were up Tuesday, fueled by hopes the peak of the coronavirus pandemic surge may come soon. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remained in intensive care Tuesday fighting the coronavirus.
While federal health officials have warned Americans of a grim week ahead, there are “positive signs” emerging in coronavirus hot spots. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, pointed to fewer deaths, hospitalizations and intubations in New York City, and the governors in a pair of hard-hit states reported encouraging news.
There were nearly 370,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S. and more than 1.3 million worldwide early Tuesday, according to the Johns Hopkins University data dashboard. The global death toll was approaching 75,000.