The number of daily reported deaths attributed to COVID-19 infections worldwide rose to 10,816 on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally. This is the highest number since Nov. 4, dampening recent optimism about the efficacy of vaccines currently in the final stages of testing.
- The U.K., where Prime Minister Boris Johnson is isolating for two weeks after meeting a member of Parliament who tested positive, reported 598 deaths on Tuesday, the highest daily number since May.
- French officials said that there had been 46,273 coronavirus fatalities in the country as of Tuesday since the beginning of the pandemic. In Europe, only the U.K., with 52,745, and Italy, with 48,464, had a higher death count.
- In the U.S., the worst-affected country globally with a fifth of known infections worldwide, nearly 249,000 people have died from the virus.