The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention administered a record number of Covid-19 vaccines over the weekend, but public health officials warned the loosening of social distancing measures could undermine the progress and lead to new outbreaks across the country. Arizona, Texas, Alabama, South Carolina, California and Mississippi have all relaxed restrictions to varying degrees.
Here are some of the biggest developments Monday:
The U.S. is recording at least 59,200 new Covid-19 cases and at least 1,600 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 117 million
- Global deaths: At least 2.59 million
- U.S. cases: More than 29.03 million
- U.S. deaths: At least 525,673