Updated Jun 16, 2021 - Economy & Business
In photos: Life slowly returning to normal as restrictions lift across U.S.
New Yorkers and Californians celebrated most COVID-19 restrictions lifting on Tuesday, as the two states became the latest to move toward fully reopening their economies.
The big picture: The pandemic has now claimed over 600,000 lives in the U.S., but vaccines have helped drive down the seven-day average to roughly 14,000 new cases and fewer than 400 deaths per day, helping most states to ease restrictions.
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Editor's note: This article has been updated with more photos.