Covid updates: FDA advisor explains her no vote on Pfizer vaccine as the agency says it's rapidly working to approve the drug

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The U.S. Covid-19 crisis is still trending in the wrong direction. The country recorded more than 2,700 virus-related deaths on Thursday, bringing the national death toll to at least 292,190, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. reported more than 224,000 new coronavirus cases, nudging the seven-day average to a record 210,201 daily new infections, according to a CNBC analysis of the JHU data. More than 107,000 people are currently hospitalized with the virus, according to the COVID Tracking Project.

The following data was compiled by Johns Hopkins University:

  • Global cases: More than 69.78 million
  • Global deaths: At least 1.58 million
  • U.S. cases: More than 15.63 million
  • U.S. deaths: At least 292,382