Promising advances with vaccine development do not mean that people can stop wearing masks and socially distancing anytime soon, health experts say.
That's because it will take months for the vaccine to roll out and reach a sizable percentage of the population needed to accomplish herd immunity.
The U.S. is averaging 172,000 new cases per day over the last week and 1,529 deaths. A record of nearly 86,000 people are hospitalized with the virus.
This chart shows the daily death counts and the 7-day rolling average of new daily deaths in the U.S. caused by COVID-19. The chart is updated daily by Johns Hopkins University.