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4,000

The number of student laptops that have gone missing from South Carolina’s Greenville County school district, amounting to $1.2 million. Since the end of the school year, the district has made multiple attempts to retrieve the missing Chromebooks, but have been largely unsuccessful.

August 3, 2020
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200,000

The volume of 311 calls New York City received in a single day at the height of the pandemic. On average, the city takes 25,000 calls for assistance.

July 31, 2020
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32.9%

The decrease in American GDP during this year’s second quarter, the sharpest decline since 1947.

July 30, 2020
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150,000

The number that the U.S. coronavirus death toll surpassed on Wednesday, the highest number of COVID-19-related deaths in the world, amounting to 23 percent of the virus deaths, globally. The U.S. also ranks sixth in deaths per capita, with 4.5 deaths per 10,000 people.

July 29, 2020
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$100 Billion

The amount of California’s proposed economic stimulus plan which would rely on what lawmakers call “future tax vouchers.” The state is developing its own plan because of the uncertainty of whether or not more federal stimulus money will get approved.

July 28, 2020
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30,000

The number of Americans who will receive a shot, either placebo or an experimental COVID-19 vaccine that was created by the U.S. government, for the largest COVID-19 vaccine trial yet.

July 27, 2020
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47%

The proportion of families that experienced layoffs due to the coronavirus pandemic that now believe their jobs are lost forever. In April, 78 percent thought that their job loss would be temporary.

July 24, 2020
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2,600

The average number of new coronavirus cases every hour in the United States, the highest rate in the world.

July 23, 2020
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$8.5 million

The amount that Florida will put towards new fast electric vehicle charging stations that will be built this summer and will span over 1,200 miles. The stations will increase the number of publicly available EV chargers in the state by more than 50 percent.

July 22, 2020
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38%

The proportion of Hispanic Americans that have had to delay bill payments during the coronavirus pandemic. By contrast, only 14 percent of white Americans have had to delay their payments.

July 21, 2020
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4

The number of U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees who have been fired over their participation in Facebook groups that contained racist and sexist content. Dozens of others have been suspended.

July 20, 2020
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