Biden to mark Covid death milestone with candle ceremony at White House – live updates

President will address nation this evening on the American lives lost to the pandemic

10.16am GMT

There were 56,495 new cases of coronavirus recorded in the US yesterday, taking the total caseload to 28,109,053.

1,249 more deaths were added to the total toll, which stands, according to the Johns Hopkins University figures, at 498,540.

10.04am GMT

Welcome to our live coverage of US politics for Monday, with the US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic standing at 498,540. Here’s where we are and what we can expect today.

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