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Coronavirus live updates: 'Breakthrough' home test gets OK from FDA; 1 in 6 who share home with COVID patient will get sick

USA TODAY is keeping track of the news surrounding COVID-19 as vaccines begin to roll out nationwide. Just this week, the US marked the stark milestone of more than 300,000 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Keep refreshing this page for the latest updates on vaccine distribution, including who is getting the shots and where, as well as other important COVID-19 news from across the USA TODAY Network. Sign up for our Coronavirus Watch newsletter for updates directly to your inbox, join our Facebook group or scroll through our in-depth answers to reader questions for everything you need to know about the coronavirus.

Top headlines today:

  • Day two of vaccine rollout is happening across the U.S. Health care workers in Illinois, New Hampshire, Maine, New Jersey and Puerto Rico received their first doses Tuesday.
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci said that both the current president and the incoming one — as well as their vice presidents — should get the new COVID-19 vaccine.
  • The vast majority of nursing homes in the United States won't start vaccinating residents and staff against COVID-19 until Dec. 21, and some won't start until Dec. 28, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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