The number of known cases of the novel coronavirus globally surpassed 90 million on Sunday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
The number of known cases around the world is now at least 90,005,787. At least 1,931,382 people have died globally, the university said.
The United States leads the world with the most Covid-19 deaths and the most confirmed cases. There are at least 22,255,827 coronavirus cases in the US and at least 373,463 people have died.
India, Brazil, and Russia follow the US with the highest number of recorded coronavirus cases in the world.
1:34 p.m. ET, January 10, 2021
More than 27,000 new Covid-19 deaths reported in the US in first 10 days of 2021
From CNN's Hollie Silverman
More than 27,000 new Covid-19 deaths have been reported in the US in the first 10 days of 2021, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
A total of 27,163 deaths have been reported as of Sunday afternoon.
At this pace, January could have more deaths than December, which saw a record of 77,431 total Covid-19 deaths. April saw the second highest number of deaths with 60,750 fatalities, the data showed.
More than 2.2 million new cases have also been reported this year. December saw a record total of 6,365,297 new Covid-19 cases, according to the data.
According to Johns Hopkins University's tally of cases in the United States, there have been at least 22,197,520 cases of coronavirus at least 373,022 people have died from the virus.
So far today, Johns Hopkins University has reported 60,893 new cases and 514 new deaths.
Saturday saw the fourth highest number of new Covid-19 cases reported in the US in a single day, according to university data.
8:22 a.m. ET, January 10, 2021
The Covid-19 vaccine rollout has been sluggish. Here's how we can speed it up
From CNN's Theresa Waldrop
Almost four weeks after the first American was vaccinated against the coronavirus, around 6 million people have received one of the shots, far below the US target, set last year, of 20 million by the end of 2020, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As of Thursday, 5.9 million people had received a vaccination, up from 5.3 the day before, the CDC said. The US surgeon general said this week the United States is averaging about half a million vaccinations a day.
Slow start: While the target of 20 million may have been too high to begin with, the holidays may have caused delays, some health experts said, and there may be a time lag in reporting vaccinations.
"It got off to a slow start and we need to do better at every level, but I believe that we will pick up momentum as we get beyond the holiday season into the first couple of weeks in January," Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told Newsday's Randi Marshall this week in a virtual event.
Fauci warned against jumping to conclusions about the pace of the vaccine rollout in such a short time period, saying "we just started."
Still, though a lot of money and effort has been put into developing vaccines and into distributing it to the states, less seems to have been put into how to actually get them administered, public health experts said.
"There seems to have been the notion in Washington that, gee, you have all these public health people out there. All you have to do is send the vaccine out," said William Schaffner, professor of infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University.
Germany tops 40,000 Covid deaths days after record-breaking day
From CNN's Martin Goillandeau in London
More than 40,000 people have died from symptoms related to the novel coronavirus in Germany, according to data from the country's center for disease control.
The daily tally from the Robert Koch Institute, showed an additional 465 deaths in a span of 24 hours, bringing the country's total death toll to 40,343.
The country also recorded 16,946 new infections in the same time frame, bringing the total of cases to 1,908,527.
The country, which was praised for its handling of the first wave of the pandemic, reported its largest 24-hour increase in Covid-19 fatalities since the start of the pandemic on Friday. With this, the country’s death toll increased by 1,188 in 24 hours.
Lockdown extended as cases surge: Earlier in the week, the government extended the country's national lockdown – which was meant to last until January 10 – until the end of the month, while tightening restrictions on movement and contact to curb the spread of the virus.
Germany pushes ahead with vaccine drive: On Saturday, Health Minister Jens Spahn announced that half a million people across the country had been vaccinated against Covid-19.
12:26 p.m. ET, January 10, 2021
Around 2 million people in total have been vaccinated against coronavirus in the UK
From CNN’s Rob Iddiols in London
Around 2 million people in total have been vaccinated against coronavirus in the UK, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Sunday. His words came on the same day England’s Chief Medical Officer warned the “situation has deteriorated further” since Monday, when the national alert level was raised to the highest level for the first time.
Speaking to Sky News on Sunday, Hancock said the health service administered more doses over the last seven days than in the whole of December. Exact figures will be published on Monday, but he said the country was “on course” to inoculate 200,000 people per day.
“We’ve now vaccinated around a third of the over-80s in this country,” he added, saying the “most vulnerable” will be vaccinated by the “middle of February.”
Health service faces breaking point: Hancock's comments came as Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty described the rising numbers of cases, deaths, and hospital admissions as “the most dangerous situation anyone can remember” facing the National Health Service in some parts of the country.
Writing in The Sunday Times, Whitty points to the “new, more transmissible variant of this disease,” which “is spreading rapidly across the country and having tragic consequences.”
Both Hancock and Whitty stressed the importance of obeying lockdown restrictions.
Every offence can be fatal,” Hancock said, “these rules are not there as boundaries to be pushed; they are the minimum of what you should do.”
“As far as we can tell, the vast majority are obeying the rules,” he added.
All adults to be vaccinated by fall: Speaking to Andrew Marr on the BBC on Sunday, Hancock also said every adult will be offered a Covid-19 vaccine by the fall. This will be "according to need," with the most vulnerable offered a vaccine first.
Stressing the number of doses on order, Hancock said: "We are going to have enough to be able offer a vaccine to everyone over the age of 18, and by the autumn. I really hope that everybody will take that up."
Grim case count: The UK has become the first country in western Europe to report more than 3 million coronavirus cases, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, and some 81,000 people have died.
On Saturday, the UK recorded a further 59,937 Covid related cases, and 1,035 deaths.
An earlier version of this post misstated the period that vaccinations took place. To date, a total of around 2 million people have been inoculated in the UK.
6:40 a.m. ET, January 10, 2021
How vaccinated grandparents should approach visiting loved ones now
From CNN's Katia Hetter
Many grandparents have one goal in mind this winter: Get vaccinated so they can see their children and grandchildren again. But is that safe if their younger family members have not yet been vaccinated?
Older adults are one of the priority groups for vaccination. After health care workers and nursing home residents are vaccinated, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said that individuals 75 years old and older -- along with other categories of essential workers -- are next in line for vaccines. In an increasing number of states, seniors are already getting vaccinated or will be vaccinated soon.
What happens when older adults are vaccinated, but their children and grandchildren aren't? Can grandparents now safely visit with family, or are there still certain precautions they need to take? We turned to CNN medical analyst Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and visiting professor at George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, for guidance.
Pope's personal doctor dies from Covid-19 complications
From CNN’s Livia Borghese in Rome
Pope Francis' personal doctor, Fabrizio Soccorsi, has died as a result of “complications due to Covid,” the Vatican’s newspaper L’Osservatore Romano announced on Saturday.
Pope Francis chose Soccorsi as a personal doctor in 2015, the news outlet said. He was 78 years old when he died.
Soccorsi was hospitalized in Rome on December 26 for a previous oncological disease, according to the Italian Bishop’s Conference newspaper Avvenire. It’s unclear exactly when he was last in direct contact with Pope Francis.
In an interview with Italy's Canale 5 channel set to air on Sunday night, Pope Francis said the Vatican will begin Covid-19 vaccinations next week and he is in line to take it.
US Quarterback Aaron Rodgers pledges $500,000 to help small businesses
From CNN's Lauren M. Johnson
Aaron Rodgers is showing his charitable side by throwing $500,000 to the Barstool Fund, a non-profit organization helping small businesses struggling in the pandemic.
Barstool President Dave Portnoy hosted the Green Bay Packers' quarterback on an Instagram live Friday not knowing what Rodgers wanted to discuss. But shortly into the conversation, Rodgers made his intentions known by matching Portnoy's gift to the fund.
"I've been following you for a while, and I love the brand and what you guys have done. But this far exceeds anything you have ever done," Rodgers said. "I just want to get involved. The videos everyday are so inspiring. I'm in. I want to be in the same amount you put in, $500,000."
The Barstool Fund has raised more than $21 million to help small businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, and shares videos of recipients on social media. Several celebrities have given money already.
The country of 1.35 billion people is embarking on one of the world's most ambitious mass immunization programs ever undertaken, with plans to inoculate 300 million frontline workers, and elderly and vulnerable people by August. Preparations have been months in the making.
On Saturday, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting to review the status of Covid-19 in the country along with the preparedness for the vaccination rollout, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health.
Phase one aims to vaccinate around 30 million healthcare workers and frontline workers.
Phase two will prioritize 270 million people 50 years of age and older, or those aged under 50 with co-morbidities.
The country conducted its third nationwide dry-run on Friday across 615 districts covering 4,895 session sites in 33 states and Union Territories.
More than 61,000 program managers, 200,000 vaccinators, and 370,000 other vaccination team members have been trained so far.
India on Saturday recorded 18,222 new Covid-19 cases and 228 deaths for the last 24 hours, bringing the nationwide total to 10,280,841 virus cases and 150,999 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.