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Covid updates: U.S. adds 1 million cases in just four days, now above 15 million

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More than 200,000 Americans are testing positive for the coronavirus every day on average, according to a CNBC analysis of Johns Hopkins University data, as the national infection total now tops 15 million. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, warned Monday that the country is likely to see a Thanksgiving-related spike in Covid cases and hospitalizations in another week or so, in the middle of Hanukkah and just ahead of Christmas.

Here are the biggest developments Tuesday:

The following data was compiled by Johns Hopkins University:

  • Global cases: More than 68.25 million
  • Global deaths: At least 1.55 million
  • U.S. cases: More than 15.17 million
  • U.S. deaths: At least 286,307