• Moderna Inc. says its experimental coronavirus vaccine was 94.5% effective at protecting people from COVID-19 in an early look at study results. It’s the second vaccine to hit a key milestone.
• Gov. John Bel Edwards marked a sharp increase in the daily number of new COVID-19 cases in the state this weekend with a renewed call for residents to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines to avoid dangerous spikes in cases plaguing other states.
• More than 11 million cases of the coronavirus have now been reported in the U.S., with the most recent million coming in less than a week. Johns Hopkins University’s coronavirus tracker reached 11 million on Sunday.
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