President Trump and coronavirus task force brief press, Friday, April 24 | USA TODAY


On Friday afternoon President Trump signed the $484 billion stimulus package the U.S. House of Representatives passed on Thursday and the Senate had passed on Tuesday.

The U.S. death toll surpassed 50,000 and confirmed cases topped 880,000.

We’re on-screen live tweeting during the coronavirus task force briefing to give you more context from USA TODAY’s reporting. Follow along: 

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On Thursday, the coronavirus task force briefing included preliminary data from the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology directorate on the effects of sunlight, heat and humidity on the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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