Covid updates: U.S. death toll tops 375,000; President-elect Biden receives second vaccine dose

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The U.S. continues to report record numbers of Covid-19 deaths, as a seven-day average of Johns Hopkins University data, even as the vaccine rollout begins to pick up some steam. The country is now recording an average of 3,239 virus deaths each day. The number of virus patients currently receiving treatment in U.S. hospitals ticked slightly lower in recent days, according to The Atlantic's COVID Tracking Project, though that number still stands at 129,000 patients.

Here are the biggest developments Monday:

The U.S. is recording at least 244,300 new Covid-19 cases and at least 3,230 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 90.69 million 
  • Global deaths: At least 1.94 million
  • U.S. cases: More than 22.52 million
  • U.S. deaths: At least 375,350