Coronavirus live updates: J&J plans 60,000 person vaccine trial; Massachusetts mandates student flu vaccine

The U.S. reported over 47,400 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the average number of new cases reported over the past seven days down to 47,487, according to a CNBC analysis of data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. That’s a drop in average new cases of over 11% compared with a week ago, marking a sustained decline in new cases across the country.

Here are some of today’s major developments:

The following data was compiled by Johns Hopkins University:

  • Global cases: More than 22.4 million
  • Global deaths: At least 788,500
  • U.S. cases: More than 5.53 million
  • U.S. deaths: At least 173,200

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