The global death toll of Covid-19 has topped 2 million people, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The milestone marks another 1 million deaths in just 3.5 months. It took 9 months of the pandemic to reach the first 1 million dead. The U.S. has recorded the most virus deaths by a wide margin, with more than 389,000 confirmed fatalities so far. Brazil has reported 207,000 virus deaths, and India has reported nearly 152,000.
As U.S. vaccinations continue to ramp up, President-elect Joe Biden has proposed a stimulus plan that would give most Americans $1,400 each to help offset the pandemic's economic hardship.
Here are some of the biggest developments Friday:
The U.S. is recording at least 238,800 new Covid-19 cases and at least 3,310 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: