The United States expects to administer the first shots of Johnson & Johnson‘s Covid-19 vaccine Tuesday. The single-shot vaccine is a welcome tool as Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warns states’ decisions to roll back Covid-19 restrictions could reverse the downward trajectory in U.S. infections.
Here are some of the biggest developments Tuesday:
The U.S. is recording at least 67,700 new Covid-19 cases and at least 2,000 virus-related deaths each day, based on a seven-day average calculated by CNBC using Johns Hopkins University data.
The following data was compiled by Johns Hopkins University:
- Global cases: More than 114.69 million
- Global deaths: At least 2.54 million
- U.S. cases: More than 28.7 million
- U.S. deaths: At least 515,899