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US coronavirus deaths surpassed 7,000. States say they're still missing what they need to combat the virus

Posted On: Apr 4, 2020   |   Posted By: WGN TV

WASHINGTON - The US has surpassed 7,000 deaths and some state leaders say there's still a lot they're missing in the battle against the coronavirus .
As cases rise, testing has become crucial in tracking how many Americans have been infected, but states like Illinois say they still don't have enough.
“Everything about the tests are very difficult to come by, and there's no federal plan for this so every state is on their own - as I've said it's the wild West out here,” Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker said.
According to Johns Hopkins University's tally of US coronavirus cases, there have been at least 277,953 Americans infected.
In North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper said Friday the government should ramp up its efforts to push for more personal protective equipment for healthcare workers, saying the state had received some, but not all of the PPE they had asked for.
“We're grateful for these supplies. But to be clear, we've gotten just 33% of what we've asked for and they've told us not to expect more anytime soon,”...

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