Coronavirus dashboard: Catch up fast

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  1. Health: HHS to invest $3 billion for antiviral pills against COVID-19 —New coronavirus variant gains foothold in the U.S. — How prior coronavirus infections factor into herd immunity.

  2. Vaccines: U.S. buys 200 million additional doses of Moderna’s COVID vaccineGraphic: Which states have vaccinated at least 70% of adults — Vermont becomes first state to reach 80% vaccine threshold.

  3. Politics: Republicans push to sanction Chinese officials over Wuhan lab probe — Congress members hold moment of silence for Americans who died of COVID.

  4. States: In photos: Life slowly returning to normal as restrictions lift across U.S. — California lifts most COVID restrictions — New York lifts most COVID restrictions as state hits 70% vaccination threshold.

  5. World: Japan eases COVID restrictions ahead of Tokyo Olympics — U.K. coronavirus infections climb to 4-month high — U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan on lockdown amid surge in COVID-19 cases.

  6. Sports: How all 24 Euro 2020 countries have fared with COVID-19 and vaccines.

  7. 🎧 Podcast: Back to normal without herd immunity.

  8. Variant tracker: Where different strains are spreading.

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Cases:

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 6:15 p.m. ET on Thursday: 177,201,586 — Total deaths: 3,836,092 — Total vaccine doses administered: 2,484,231,001Map

  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 6:15 p.m. ET on Thursday: 33,505,563 — Total deaths: 600,880 — Total tests: 476,765,679

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Editor's note: Johns Hopkins University stopped reporting U.S. COVID-19 recoveries on its dashboard on Dec. 15, citing a Coronavirus Tracking Project post that explained the national data is incomplete since several states do not keep records of recovered patients. It stopped reporting global recoveries and began reporting doses administered in May.

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