Updated 6:10 a.m. ET, November 19, 2020
- There have been more than 250,000 reported deaths from Covid-19 in the US since the pandemic began, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
- New York City schools are closed today as coronavirus cases rise in the city.
- Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine is 95% effective, the company announced Wednesday. Earlier this week, Moderna said its vaccine is 94.5% effective.