Covid updates: FDA approves first over-the-counter rapid at-home Covid test; NYE in Times Square closed to the public

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The Covid-19 vaccine rollout continues across the U.S. Tuesday. The first shots of Pfizer's two-dose vaccine, administered to health care workers, were met with applause and relief Monday. While the rollout is an encouraging new chapter in the country's fight against the coronavirus, it'll still be a few months until the general public can line up at a doctor's office or a neighborhood drugstore to get the shot. Health experts caution social distancing and masks are key to preventing viral spread in the meantime.

The U.S. is recording at least 215,400 new Covid-19 cases and at least 2,300 virus-related deaths each day, based on a seven-day average calculated by CNBC using Johns Hopkins University data.

Here are the biggest developments Tuesday:

The following data was compiled by Johns Hopkins University:

  • Global cases: More than 73.41 million
  • Global deaths: At least 1.63 million
  • U.S. cases: More than 16.71 million
  • U.S. deaths: At least 303,500