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Covid updates: Democrats move to pass relief bill; air travel hits 36-year low

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The seven-day average of new Covid-19 cases in the U.S. fell 23% from a week ago to about 85,200 as of Feb. 15, while Covid-related deaths hold steady at roughly 3,000 per day, according to a seven-day average of data from Johns Hopkins University. The rollout of Covid vaccines in the U.S. has been slow and complex. To reach more Americans, CVS Health and Walgreens were tapped to play a bigger role as a federal program ships doses to more of their stores and other retail pharmacies. 

Here are some of the biggest developments Tuesday:

The U.S. is recording at least 85,200 new Covid-19 cases and at least 3,000 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 109.44 million
  • Global deaths: At least 2.41 million
  • U.S. cases: More than 27.74 million
  • U.S. deaths: At least 487,564