Covid updates: U.S. has now administered 10 million Covid vaccine doses as daily deaths hit record high

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As the U.S. vaccine rollout gains momentum, six states are still lagging behind the rest. Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi and South Carolina have administered fewer than 2,000 shots per 100,000 residents, according to the latest data from the CDC. The Trump administration announced Tuesday it would shift distribution protocol to allocate more doses for states administering more shots to avoid spoiling the vaccine. Across the country, more than 9.3 million vaccine doses have been administered, out of a total 27.6 million doses distributed.

Here are some of the biggest developments Wednesday:

The U.S. is recording at least 247,600 new Covid-19 cases and at least 3,340 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 91.88 million 
  • Global deaths: At least 1.96 million
  • U.S. cases: More than 22.90 million
  • U.S. deaths: At least 382,120