Coronavirus dashboard: Catch up fast

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  1. Vaccines: The barriers to vaccine passportsU.S. ahead of pace on vaccine.

  2. Health: FDA authorizes over-the-counter coronavirus test — CDC: Easing mask mandates led to higher COVID cases and deaths.

  3. Economy: U.S. economy added 379,000 jobs in February.

  4. Politics: Hours-long reading of 628-page COVID relief bill delays Senate debate.

  5. World: In AstraZeneca spat, EU fights hard for a vaccine its hardly using.

  6. States: California theme parks, sports stadiums can begin reopening April 1West Virginia lifts COVID capacity limits on restaurants, many businesses — Oregon governor orders all public schools to reopen by mid-April.

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Cases:

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 9 a.m. ET on Saturday: 116,183,268 — Total deaths: 2,582,192— Total recoveries: 65,705,743 (no longer includes U.S. recoveries as of Dec. 15) Map

  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9 a.m. ET on Saturday: 28,895,694 — Total deaths: 522,872 — Total tests: 357,214,952Map

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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.

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