Coronavirus updates: Top lawmakers believe relief bill can get done; another 1.2 million file for unemployment

Coronavirus relief bill discussions continue Thursday as congressional Democrats and the White House negotiate legislation that would assist Americans amid the pandemic. After Wednesday’s negotiations yielded no agreement, the White House threatened to act on its own to provide coronavirus relief.

Here are some of today’s big developments:

The following data was compiled by Johns Hopkins University:

  • Global cases: More than 18.8 million 
  • Global deaths: At least 708,301
  • U.S. cases: More than 4.82 million 
  • U.S. deaths: At least 158,268

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