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President Trump orders flags at federal buildings, national monuments to fly at half-staff to honor COVID-19 victims

President Trump orders flags at federal buildings, national monuments to fly at half-staff to honor COVID-19 victims
Posted at 5:03 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 00:17:08-04

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Donald Trump announced on social media that he will order flags at federal buildings and national monuments to fly at half-staff to honor those who died from coronavirus.

Here in the United States, the nation has seen more than 1,575,000 cases of COVID-19 and a death toll of 94,566, according to Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering's dashboard.

In Florida, the state has seen 2,144 COVID-19 related deaths and more than 48,000 cases, according to the Florida Department of Health.

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