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3,800

The number of daily travelers through Seattle Tacoma International Airport in March. Before the coronavirus pandemic, there were about 55,000 daily travelers through the Washington airport.

May 14, 2020
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$1 Trillion

The amount of aid that five state governors are requesting from Congress to help state and local governments manage the economic damage from the coronavirus.

May 13, 2020
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62,000

The estimated number of additional people that visited Georgia the week after the state’s shelter-in-place orders were lifted on April 24. Ninety-two percent of those drivers came from four neighboring states: Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina and Florida.

May 12, 2020
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$2.9 billion

The amount that Uber lost in the first quarter of the year as ride-hailing and travel significantly decreased amid coronavirus fears. The company will offload its scooter business, Jump, and is laying off 3,700 full-time workers.

May 11, 2020
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33 Million or about 20% of the U.S. workforce

The total job losses since mid-March that have been attributed to coronavirus and the subsequent lockdown. The unemployment numbers for April will be released today, May 8.

May 8, 2020
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115

The number of years since the last time that the New York subway system was shut down overnight. The system was closed for thorough disinfecting, and will close each night for the foreseeable future from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. for more disinfecting.

May 7, 2020
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2,292

The number of coronavirus cases in the Navajo Nation. Officials have administered a total of 14,351 tests within the community.

May 6, 2020
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5,000

The number of nasal swabs, a necessity for COVID-19 testing, that Dr. Jeffrey James is 3-D printing daily at Augusta University’s dental college where he teaches. Dr. James originally had a single printer that produced 300 nasal swabs daily but then was asked to increase the production by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. Now there are seven printers that run all day to meet the daily amount.

May 5, 2020
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252

The number of public events (including sports, concerts, races — individual, series and tours) verified by the Washington Post as cancelled, postponed or rescheduled because of the coronavirus even as states work toward reopening local economies.

May 4, 2020
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300 million

The number of daily participants on Zoom meetings but not the number of daily users, which is what was previously reported by the video conferencing company. “This was genuine oversight on our part.”

May 1, 2020
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4.8%

The annual rate at which the U.S. economy shrank last quarter amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the economy will continue to plunge at a 40 percent rate during this quarter.

April 30, 2020
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