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Puerto Rico leads nation in Covid-19 vaccinations, White House says

At least 72 percent of Puerto Rico residents are fully vaccinated, surpassing Vermont and Guam, which also have high Covid-19 vaccination rates, according to NBC News’ tally.
A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine during a mass vaccination campaign in Vieques, Puerto Rico, on March 10, 2021.
A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine during a mass vaccination campaign in Vieques, Puerto Rico, on March 10, 2021.

Southwest scraps plan to put unvaccinated employees on unpaid leave

If exemption requests have not been reviewed or approved by Dec. 8, employees will continue to work and get paid. They will have to follow mask and social distancing guidelines.
A Southwest Airlines airplane taxis from a gate at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Oct. 11, 2021, in Baltimore.
A Southwest Airlines airplane taxis from a gate at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Oct. 11, 2021, in Baltimore.

States are rolling out vaccination plans. Track the number of inoculations across the country.

NBC News is tracking administered doses in each state by surveying health departments and examining daily reports.

Map: Track coronavirus deaths around the world

Get the latest data on the human cost of this virus. Updated daily.
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Map: Confirmed coronavirus cases, worldwide

Here's how many coronavirus cases per country have been confirmed. This map is updated daily.
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These states have the most coronavirus cases. See the day-by-day breakdown.

From New York to Washington, see the per-day count of new, confirmed Covid-19 cases in each state. Updated daily.
Image: A coronavirus testing site outside International Community Health Services during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Seattle
Image: A coronavirus testing site outside International Community Health Services during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Seattle

Chart: See the day-by-day size of the coronavirus outbreak

Track the number of new Covid-19 cases per day around the rest of the world. Updated daily.
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Covid is leading cause of death among police officers nationwide, study shows

A new study shows that Covid-19 is the leading cause of death among police officers with five times as many officers having died from the virus compared to gun related deaths since the pandemic began. Physician at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Aditi Nerurkar, explains why vaccination rates are so low among police departments and how a culture of disinformation is impacting police officers across the country. 
Covid is leading cause of death among police officers nationwide, study shows
Covid is leading cause of death among police officers nationwide, study shows

Michigan couple exchanges vows in hospital after Covid-19 fight

After a long battle with Covid-19 one Michigan couple got married at the hospital with healthcare staff acting as the flower girl and ring bearer. 
Michigan couple exchanges vows in hospital after Covid-19 fight
Michigan couple exchanges vows in hospital after Covid-19 fight

After a year of cancellations, some HBCUs welcome homecoming

Some Black colleges are welcoming back this major annual event, even in limited forms. “Homecoming represents a family reunion," said a Delaware State administrator.
Image: A dancer performs during Howard University Homecoming on Oct.11, 2019 in Washington.
Image: A dancer performs during Howard University Homecoming on Oct.11, 2019 in Washington.

Conflict over Covid vaccine mandates in Chicago and beyond

After the mayor’s vaccine mandate went into effect over the weekend in Chicago, termination is on the line for possibly thousands in the city’s police force. Similar mandates are taking effect in cities across the U.S.
Conflict over Covid vaccine mandates in Chicago and beyond
Conflict over Covid vaccine mandates in Chicago and beyond

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