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Friday Coronavirus Update: House Passes $484 Billion Bill

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Here’s your daily coronavirus briefing.

There are over 2.7 million cases of the coronavirus with over 190,000 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins.

869,000 of those cases are in the U.S., there are 263,000 cases in New York state and 213,000 cases in Spain.

In the United States, there have been over 49,000 deaths, over 25,000 have died in Italy and 22,000 in Spain.

The House voted to approve the $484 billion coronavirus relief package on Thursday. The package will refill the loan program for small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

President Donald Trump will now have to sign the measure into law. Late Thursday, he indicated that he would be signing it, and said that he’s “grateful.”

And Reckitt Benckiser, the U.K. company behind Lysol, has warned against using Lysol as a coronavirus treatment.

President Trump on Thursday has said that the use of disinfectants to treat coronavirus “sounded interesting.” And suggested that disinfectants could “knock it out in a minute.”

Trump also said that there’s new government research on how the coronavirus reacts to various climates, surfaces and temperatures.

"As a global leader in health and hygiene products, we must be clear that under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body (through injection, ingestion or any other route)," the company said in a statement published on its website.

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