Live Covid-19 Updates: Biden Receives Vaccines, Outbreaks Across US and the Latest News

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Some students in Chicago returned to classrooms Monday, despite teachers' qualms. Nearly nine million people in the U.S. have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, far fewer than hoped.
Live Updated Jan. 11, 2021, 3:50 p.m. ET Jan. 11, 2021, 3:50 p.m. ET Covid-19 Live Updates: Average Daily U.S. Death Toll Exceeds 3,000 and Keeps Rising RIGHT NOW Biden receives his second vaccine shot.

The U.S. virus death toll surpasses 375,000. Relatives mourned Gilberto Arreguin, 58, who died from complications of Covid-19 in Whittier, Calif., last month. Credit... Alex Welsh for The New York Times Whatever else the dawn of 2021 has brought, it has not slowed the relentless mounting of the pandemic's toll in the United States. The nation's seven-day average of coronavirus-related deaths has broken past 3,000 a day, reaching 3,249 on Sunday. And the cumulative total of virus deaths surpassed 375,000 on Monday, according to a New York Times database. California alone reported more than 3,300 virus deaths in the week ended Sunday. No state except New York has recorded more than that in a single week. The dire statistics follow a surge in new cases and hospitalizations that has extended to every part of the country. On average, 254,866 new cases a day have been reported over the past week, 38 percent more than two weeks earlier. As of Monday morning, a total of more than 22.4 million people in the United States have tested positive. Health care facilities that have been scrambling to treat patients are also struggling to vaccinate people, amid widespread frustration and confusion across the country. With states and counties left largely to sort out the logistics by themselves, the vaccination program has gone anything but smoothly. As of Monday, nearly nine million people had received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, far short of the federal goal of 20 million people or more by Dec. 31. The federal government said Friday that it had delivered more than 22.1 million vaccine doses to states, territories and federal agencies. The same day, President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. said he would release nearly all available doses of the vaccine to states as soon…
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