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Covid updates: Vaccines to become available at chain pharmacies

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Daily new Covid cases in the U.S. are consistently trending downward, with new infections 24% lower than this time last week, according to a CNBC analysis of Johns Hopkins University data. Virus-related daily death tolls are also improving, now 10% lower than last week's figures. Of U.S. states and D.C., only Alaska is experiencing a jump in cases, and only Vermont is seeing record high hospitalizations, according to CNBC's analysis.

Here are some of the biggest developments Thursday:

The U.S. is recording at least 104,300 new Covid-19 cases and at least 2,770 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 107.64 million  
  • Global deaths: At least 2.36 million
  • U.S. cases: More than 27.36 million
  • U.S. deaths: At least 474,554