Coronavirus updates: U.S. vaccine chief sets immunization timeline as hospitals prep for distribution

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Covid-19 hospitalizations are rising around the country, in some cases reaching dangerous capacity levels and squeezing hospital systems. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday the state would be implementing emergency hospital measures, including identifying retired doctors and nurses and mandating "load balancing" between hospitals in the same region.

Here are some of the biggest developments Tuesday:

The following data was compiled by Johns Hopkins University:

  • Global cases: More than 63.63 million 
  • Global deaths: At least 1.47 million
  • U.S. cases: More than 13.66 million
  • U.S. deaths: At least 269,948