Latest Indiana coronavirus updates: New CDC outdoor mask guidance may be announced Tuesday
President Biden is expected to announce that federal guidance from the CDC on the use of face masks outdoors will be relaxed, according to multiple reports. The announcement could come as early as Tuesday.
There have been more than 32.1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States as of 4 a.m. ET Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University. There have been more than 572,600 deaths in the U.S.
Worldwide, there have been more than 147.8 million confirmed cases with more than 3.1 million deaths and 85.5 million recoveries.
The actual number of people infected by the virus around the world is believed to be much higher — perhaps 10 times higher in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — given testing limitations and the many mild cases that have gone unreported or unrecognized.
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness like pneumonia, or death.