The Morning Dispatch: Why Are So Many COVID-19 Patients Dying at Home?

Happy Tuesday! We live in such insane times that the Pentagon released three UFO videos yesterday and it barely registered.

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • As of Monday night, there are now 988,451 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States (an increase of 22,541 since yesterday) and 56,245 deaths (an increase of 1,369 since yesterday), according to the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Dashboard. Of 5,593,495 coronavirus tests conducted in the United States (152,416 conducted since yesterday), 17.7 percent have come back positive. There are 128,673 Americans hospitalized with COVID-19 complications (an increase of 2,026 since yesterday), and 111,509 have recovered from the virus (an increase of 4,464 since yesterday).

  • The recently replenished Paycheck Protection Program began accepting new applications again Monday at 10:30 a.m. after the initial $349 billion in funding was exhausted in a matter of weeks. The Small Business Administration reported it processed more than 100,000 loans from 4,000 different lenders by 3:30 p.m.

  • The New York State Board of Elections canceled its Democratic presidential primary, scheduled for June 23, citing concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. Although Bernie Sanders has suspended his presidential bid, a spokesman for his campaign referred to New York’s decision as an “outrage” and a “blow to American democracy.”

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