Updated Aug 3, 2022 - Politics & Policy

COVID-19 dashboard

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Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios
  1. Health: Back-to-school, back to outbreaksMillions suffer long-term smell or taste problems, COVID study finds.
  2. Vaccines: Biden administration to begin offering updated booster shots in September — Biden administration to buy 66 million doses of Moderna's Omicron booster.
  3. Politics: Biden experiencing return of "loose cough" from COVID, doctor says - Biden tests positive for "rebound" COVID for third day in a row.
  4. Economy: Sick days and vacations hit businesses this summer.
  5. World: New Zealand borders fully reopen as COVID travel restrictions end — Wuhan market pinpointed as pandemic's Ground Zero.
  6. Deep dive: The Long COVID crisis.
  7. Variant tracker


  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 8:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday: 579,106,882 — Total deaths: 6,404,835 — Total vaccine doses administered: 11,974,955,740.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 8:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday: 91,585,378 — Total deaths: 1,030,951.

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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.

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