Updated May 21, 2022 - Politics & Policy

COVID-19 dashboard

Illustration of a coronavirus cell falling into a time warp.
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios
  1. Health: Broadway theaters will require masks through June The pandemic pushed an exodus from public schoolsCOVID cases rise in almost every state.
  2. Vaccines: Which age groups are eligible for the different COVID vaccines — CDC director authorizes Pfizer COVID booster for children 5-11.
  3. Politics: Federal judge blocks Biden from ending COVID border policyFauci says he won’t stay if Trump is re-elected — Biden orders flags at half-staff for 1 million deaths.
  4. Deep dive: The Long COVID crisis.
  5. Variant tracker


  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 9:30 p.m. ET on Friday: 526,627,134 — Total deaths: 6,287,461 — Total vaccine doses administered: 11,437,710,847.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9:30 p.m. ET on Friday: 83,194,060 — Total deaths: 1,002,022.

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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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