Updated Aug 13, 2022 - Politics & Policy

COVID-19 dashboard

Illustration of a COVID virus cell being overshadowed by a significantly larger COVID virus cell.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios
  1. Health: Wastewater testing for diseases becoming the standard — Clear results elusive in long COVID studies.
  2. Vaccines: Most vaccinated people 50+ will get a booster, poll finds — Biden administration to begin offering updated booster shots in September.
  3. Politics: CDC loosens guidance on quarantining, social distancing for COVID-19.
  4. Economy: Sick days and vacations hit businesses this summer.
  5. World: Cruise ships return to New Zealand after COVID hiatus
  6. Deep dive: The Long COVID crisis.
  7. Variant tracker


  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 8:30 p.m. ET on Friday: 589,010,134 — Total deaths: 6,432,856 — Total vaccine doses administered: 12,019,530,198
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 8:30 p.m. ET on Friday: 92,833,578 — Total deaths: 1,036,973

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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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