The World Health Organization on Monday said most regions of the world are seeing an increase in new Covid-19 cases as highly contagious variants spread. Public health officials have expressed concern about countries reopening too quickly as the rise of new, highly contagious variants could reverse progress in the global pandemic.
Here are some of the biggest developments Tuesday:
The U.S. is recording at least 53,400 new Covid-19 cases and at least 970 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 123.98 million
- Global deaths: At least 2.72 million
- U.S. cases: More than 29.91 million
- U.S. deaths: At least 543,621