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U.S. Cases Rise 0.7%; Death Toll Exceeds 200,000: Virus Update

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WATCH: The U.K. government is telling the public to work at home if possible.Source: Bloomberg
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The U.S. death toll from the novel coronavirus exceeded 200,000, a grim milestone that comes eight months after the pathogen was first confirmed on American soil.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will closely monitor people who get the first Covid-19 vaccines through daily text messages and emails, according to a federal advisory group. The agency also warned that hosts and attendees at holiday celebrations will need to take steps to limit risks.