Covid updates: Novavax nears U.S. vaccine clearance; CDC worried about states easing restrictions

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Johnson & Johnson has begun shipping out nearly 4 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine after the drug was granted emergency use authorization by the Food and Drug Administration late Saturday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walesnky signed off on the single-shot vaccine on Sunday, writing on Twitter that the milestone "an encouraging step toward an end to the #COVID19 pandemic."

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Here are some of the biggest developments Monday:

The U.S. is recording at least 67,300 new Covid-19 cases and at least 2,010 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 114.30 million
  • Global deaths: At least 2.53 million
  • U.S. cases: More than 28.61 million
  • U.S. deaths: At least 513,510