Covid updates: U.S. hits 500,000 virus deaths; Boris Johnson outlines U.K. plan to exit lockdown

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As new Covid-19 cases and deaths trend lower in the United States, Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday encouraged Americans to steel themselves against a sense of complacency. Dr. Fauci, a top pandemic advisor to President Joe Biden, said the baseline of daily infections is still very high. He also said not enough people have been vaccinated to create herd immunity, the phenomenon in which a critical number of people become resistant to the virus due to prior exposure or vaccination.

The U.S. is recording at least 69,900 new Covid-19 cases and at least 1,800 virus-related deaths each day, based on a seven-day average calculated by CNBC using Johns Hopkins University data.

Here are some of the biggest developments Monday:

The following data was compiled by Johns Hopkins University:

  • Global cases: More than 111.65 million 
  • Global deaths: At least 2.47 million
  • U.S. cases: More than 28.18 million
  • U.S. deaths: At least 500,159