ATLANTA — Here’s a roundup of what’s happening so far today, June 1. (Click here for the previous day)
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- The state’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is up to 47,899 and 2,089 deaths as of 7 p.m. Monday. The Georgia Department of Public Health says it will update its website with new data at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
- More businesses will be allowed to reopen today. Gov. Brian Kemp announced Friday that among the businesses, bars and nightclubs can reopen.
- Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an executive order extending hazard pay for frontline city employees through Sept. 30.
- The City of East Point has announced several days of free COVID-19 testing. You can learn more here.
- As local leaders are pleading for more federal aid — even before protests over police violence erupted in almost every corner of the country — the Senate resumes session Monday with no immediate plans to consider a fresh round of relief. The House’s staggering $3 trillion package is mothballed in the Senate, where Republicans are focused instead on trimming unemployment benefits and getting Americans back to work.
- Nearly 6.2 million people worldwide -- including almost than 1.8 million in the United States – have been infected with the new coronavirus, and the number of deaths from the outbreak continues to rise.