Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:59 pm
In the United States through 1 pm (PT), there were 12,349,443 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and a total of 257,274 deaths. In Washington, through 5:30 pm, another 1,717 coronavirus cases were confirmed in Washington, bringing the total number of diagnoses to 141,260, according to the state Department of Health. At least 9,765 people have been hospitalized in the state due to the virus.
Gov. Jay Inslee announced additional financial support funds for families and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic Friday afternoon.
"We know this pandemic is taking an economic toll," Inslee said during a press conference Friday. "On Sunday we announced $50 million in business supports, but after more discussions with legislators and our agencies, we've agreed on how to more than double that."
In addition to funds announced on Sunday, the total new economic supports amount to $135 million. Included in that total is:
- $70 million in business support grants.
- $30 million for the recovery loan program.
- $20 million for rental assistance.
- $15 million for energy bills for low-income households.