Negotiations around the next round of coronavirus aid look likely to drag on, potentially for weeks, after Democrats and Republicans described themselves as hopelessly far apart on a deal. The Senate wrapped up its session on Thursday and will not return this month unless negotiators strike an agreement. The country reported an additional 51,443 new cases of the virus on Thursday.
Here are some of the major developments on Friday:
The following data was compiled by Johns Hopkins University:
- Global cases: More than 20.9 million
- Global deaths: At least 760,300
- U.S. cases: More than 5.25 million
- U.S. deaths: At least 167,200