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Coronavirus updates: Death toll in U.S. tops 40,000; governors face pressure to reopen

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Meanwhile, demonstrators in several states continued balking at stay-at-home orders.Detailed information from the CDC on coronavirus treatment and prevention.The Trump administration and Congress expect an agreement Monday on an aid package of up to $450 billion to boost a small-business loan program that has run out of money and to add funds for hospitals and COVID-19 testing.As talks continued, President Trump said there's a "good chance" of reaching a bipartisan agreement with Democrats. But the same technology can be used to kill germs, including COVID-19.Now, researchers are working on a new system to disinfect personal protective equipment used in hospitals, and they are hoping their technology can help other companies join that same fight.Read more here.At Sunday's Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the White House, CBS News correspondent Weijia Jiang pressed President Trump on his remarks earlier this week that China should have warned the U.S. sooner."Many Americans are saying the exact same thing about you: That you should have warned them the virus was spreading like wildfire through the month of February instead of holding rallies with thousands of people," Jiang said. "We are working with our partners to have them discard the product and will work to replace them as quickly as we can."Officials said some vials containing a fluid ("viral transport media") used to preserve a test specimen during transport — such as one collected by a nasal swab during a COVID-19 test — had an unusual color."DOH officials believe there is no health risk to patients, as the VTM does not come in contact with patients during a COVID-19 test," the press release said.Read more here.Groups have gathered in several states to protest the ongoing stay-at-home order in their area during the coronavirus pandemic.Here are some scenes from the protests Sunday:Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has released the names of long-term care facilities and nursing homes where residents have tested positive for COVID-19, CBS Miami reports. It's the lowest daily death rate in a week, according to Reuters.On Saturday, 482 people died, a drop from Friday's total of 575.The number of new cases Sunday also slowed to 3,047 from a previous 3,491, the Civil Protection Agency said.At one point, Italy had the highest death toll of any country in the world, but it has since been overtaken by the U.S. Since the crisis began, more than 23,000 people in Italy have died from coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins.Italy has been on lockdown since March 9, according to Reuters, and there's no clear plan yet as to when it will reopen.As states begin looking to revive their economies, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker urged governors to implement contact tracing programs like Massachusetts has to identify residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and those they have come into contact with the virus so they can isolate themselves and contain the illness."I think it's going to be critical for every state that wants to get open and back to something like a new normal to put some kind of mechanism like this in place," Baker said Sunday on "Face the Nation."Transcript: Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker on "Face the Nation"Massachusetts is working with the organization Partners in Health, which Baker described as the "gold standard," to conduct contract tracing. "But just based on this stuff we started doing already, there's tremendous value in having conversations with people who are COVID-19 positive, not just in terms of who they've been in contact with, but also what it's going to take to help them stay isolated and, you know, manage their way through the virus themselves."Public health experts say contact tracing will be a key pillar of the coronavirus response.Suzanne Clark, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said Sunday that she believes a deal to provide an additional $250 billion to ailing small businesses will be reached by Congress this week."The $250 billion is just another really important step on getting aid to the front lines as fast as possible. "We have to reopen for a better future than we've had."Cuomo said 507 people in the state died from coronavirus on Saturday, another decrease from the day before.Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, warned Sunday the country is not "out of the woods" yet despite a leveling off in the number of new coronavirus cases in some areas of the country and as governors come under pressure to begin reviving their economies."The parts of the country that were later to enter their epidemic portion of this crisis, I think still are going to come out of it later, and you still have to be concerned about that," Gottlieb said on "Face the Nation." "And then really any part of the country is vulnerable, even rural parts of the country, saw that with South Dakota. So I don't think anyone's out of the woods right now."Transcript: Dr. Scott Gottlieb on "Face the Nation"Gottlieb said people "still need to be worried" about the Southeast and the Sun Belt, where parts of Florida, Georgia and Texas may see a spike in cases.Read more here.As the White House comes under criticism for testing capacity amid pressure for states to restart their economies, Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said the federal government is approaching coronavirus testing on a "community by community" basis."What we're trying to do is look at this in a very data-driven, granular scientific methodologies to predict community by community the testing that is needed," Birx said Sunday on "Face the Nation." "At the same time, working with every laboratory director across the country that have these multiple platforms to really understand and find solutions for them on their issues related to supplies."The Trump administration last week rolled out guidance for governors in determining when and how they should reopen their economies, which details three phases of criteria for areas to begin to return to normal. Now we've cleared 4 million overall."Pence said he believes testing capacity can increase with the help of governors."In 150,000 tests a day, we think we can double that number by working with governors to activate all of the laboratories in their states around the country that can do coronavirus testing," he said.As the Trump administration starts looking toward a return to normalcy in the U.S., public health officials say more testing will be crucial before any reopening of the economy.Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed optimism that he and Democratic leaders in Congress are nearing a deal to provide more funding for small businesses weathering the devastating economic impacts of the coronavirus outbreak.In an interview with CNN's "State of the Union," Mnuchin said he and Democrats are "very close to a deal today.""I'm hopeful that we can reach an agreement, that the Senate can pass this tomorrow and that the House can take it up on Tuesday and Wednesday we'd be back up and running," he said.The Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program, which was created to help small businesses keep employees on the payroll during the coronavirus pandemic, ran out of money Thursday.

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