(UnitedVoice.com) – As the coronavirus continues to spread and US death tolls steadily rise, President Trump issued yet another major disaster declaration Saturday — this time for the state of Wyoming.
For the first time in American history, all 50 states are now under a major disaster declaration at the same time.
This is the first time every state has been under a major disaster declaration at the same time. https://t.co/Km1kbLmpxD
— Newsy (@Newsy) April 11, 2020
Wyoming Governor, Mark Gordon, sent a letter to President Trump Thursday asking for a formal declaration as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the state. With it, authorities can release emergency federal funding to help local and state officials combat the deadly disease.
The US death toll hit its highest peak on Friday with over 2,000 deaths in a single day. America has now surpassed hard-hit Italy with more than 20,000 deaths.
Despite the practice of social distancing and continuous hand-washing, the numbers of those infected and the death toll are still climbing.
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