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- Global cases: More than 1,612,600
- Global deaths: At least 96,787
- US cases: More than 466,200
- US deaths: At least 16,686
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
8:11 am: Trump urges Congress to approve small business funding, no adds
U.S. President Donald Trump said the funding measure to help small business should be approved by Congress with no additions, as a partisan skirmish in the U.S. Senate cut short a Republican effort to speed the $250 billion in new assistance.
“Democrats are blocking a 251 Billion Dollar funding boost for Small Businesses which will help them keep their employees. It should be for only that reason, with no additions. We should have a big Infrastructure Phase Four with Payroll Tax Cuts & more. Big Economic Bounceback!” Trump said in a Twitter post. —Reuters
Read CNBC’s coverage from CNBC’s Asia-Pacific and Europe teams overnight here: Germany cases jump more than 5,300; outbreak at Chicago’s largest jail