Omicron dashboard: Catch up fast
Published Date: 1/20/2022
  1. Health: The end of the Omicron wave is in sight — Transplants rebound from COVID lull — Omicron hits American hospitals disproportionately hard
  2. Vaccines: WHO: No evidence that healthy children, teens need boosters — Kids' COVID vaccination rates are particularly low in rural America — Starbucks drops worker vaccine or test requirement after SCOTUS ruling
  3. Politics: Biden concedes U.S. should have done more testing — Arizona says it "will not be intimidated" by Biden on anti-mask school policies— Government website for free COVID tests launches early
  4. World: WHO: COVID health emergency could end this year — Greece imposes vaccine mandate for people 60 and older
  5. Variant tracker


  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 7:25 p.m. ET on Wednesday: 336,980,620— Total deaths: 5,563,574 — Total vaccine doses administered: 9,709,544,109Map
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 7:25 p.m. ET on Wednesday: 68,421,110 — Total deaths: 857,553Map

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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. It stopped reporting global recoveries and began reporting doses administered in May.