Covid updates: Bill Gates gets the vaccine; Pfizer to provide 40 million doses for poorer countries

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President Joe Biden signed another round of executive orders on Friday in an effort to prop up American households during the Covid pandemic. The two new orders aim to reduce hunger and bolster workers' rights. They follow similar orders signed earlier this week to boost Covid testing and vaccines and impose more virus restrictions around masks and travel.

Here are some of the biggest developments Friday:

The U.S. is recording at least 187,500 new Covid-19 cases and at least 3,050 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 97.9 million
  • Global deaths: At least 2.09 million
  • U.S. cases: More than 24.73 million
  • U.S. deaths: At least 412,239