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Covid updates: U.S. cases and hospitalizations drop; Mexico close to approving Russian vaccine

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Several nations have closed their borders to non-citizens or instituted other travel restrictions in an effort to stop the global spread of Covid-19. The U.S. is requiring proof of a recent, negative Covid-19 test before travelers can fly into the United States. In response, some beach resorts and hotels in Mexico and the Caribbean have set up free onsite Covid tests for guests. Yet, Europol warns that sales of fake negative Covid test results are on the rise as criminals look to profit from the travel restrictions.

Here are some of the biggest developments Tuesday:

The U.S. is recording at least 146,000 new Covid-19 cases and at least 3,100 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 103.71 million 
  • Global deaths: At least 2.24 million
  • U.S. cases: More than 26.40 million
  • U.S. deaths: At least 446,272