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The bill received by Robert Dennis, a Centennial High School teacher, covered Dennis' time at Denver's Sky Ridge hospital, where he was put on a ventilator in the intensive care unit for two weeks, reports Xinhua news agency.
However, what was not included was Dennis' three weeks at Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital, or his wife's trips to the emergency room when she was also fighting the virus.
The couple estimated that their total bills would top $1.5 million. The couple had insurance and they planned to call to make sure that they were covered.
"Seeing that number yesterday for the first bill, it took your breath away again," the wife said.
"It's scary. I don't care how much you have covered. It's scary to see that kind of number and not really know."
Indo-Asian News Service
The United States on Thursday also passed a total of more than 4 million coronavirus infections since the first US case was documented in January, according to a Reuters tally, reflecting a nationwide escalation of the pandemic.
More than 138,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, a toll that experts warn will likely surge following recent record spikes in case numbers and an alarming rise in hospitalizations in many states.
“Some Pakistanis have also died in other states,” said Pakistan embassy’s spokesperson Zoobia Masood. “We are still collecting information about how this disease has affected the Pakistani-American community.”
Fog blanketed some of the interior areas of the UAE on Thursday morning, and lasted for five and a half hours. It started at midnight and continued until 5.30am, due to a surface air depression with a high air extension in the upper atmosphere.
Indian Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs V. Muraleedharan launched the PBSK mobile app in Dubai on Thursday. The app, developed by the ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Sahayata Kendra (PBSK), will help distressed Indian expatriates in the UAE to reach the PBSK for help.
The UAE has been assessed to be the leader in the 22-country Arab Region on caring for the environment through sustainable finance practices, specifically on climate change finance, bolstered by regulations or legislation.