Globally, the novel coronavirus has infected more than 4.9 million people. The deadly virus has killed 3,18,000 people across the world. Most of the deaths have been reported from the US. The country has confirmed more than 90,000 deaths caused by the virus.
The data is according to the statistics shared by Johns Hopkins University.
The United States Health and Human Services Department said it is delivering $11 billion in new funding to states and territories to help them, test people, for coronavirus.
Most of the money will be distributed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), while the Indian Health Service (IHS) will allocate $750 million to IHS, tribal, and urban Indian health programs. The money comes out of the $484 billion coronavirus relief bill.
“This funding from the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act will provide critical support to develop, purchase, administer, process, and analyze COVID-19 tests, conduct surveillance, trace contacts, and related activities,” HHS said in a statement.
“These funds, along with the previous funding support CDC and IHS provided, will help states, tribes, and territories with their efforts to re-open America.”
HHS said each governor would submit plans for Covid-19 testing. It’s been promising details of how the $11 billion would be split for a week. Courtesy: cnn.com