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11/18/2020 14:26 EST | Updated 11/23/2020 03:45 EST

Coronavirus Live Updates: Americans Could Start Receiving Vaccinations Dec. 11

HuffPost reporters are tracking the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic.

The U.S. is repeatedly breaking coronavirus records, and experts predict cases will surge after the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

To date, more than 12.2 million Americans have contracted the coronavirus, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. More than 1.39 million people worldwide, including more than 256,000 Americans, have died.

The virus continues to disrupt daily life around the globe, with more than 58.7 million people confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 since Chinese officials implemented the first coronavirus lockdown in the city of Wuhan in January. But pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna have both seen promising results from vaccine trials, which some experts ― including Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ― have called “good news.”

Read live updates on the coronavirus below. (Note: An ad blocker may prevent you from seeing the blog, so if you’re using one, please pause or turn it off. For earlier updates on the pandemic, go here.)