The figures are preliminary and don't include what Border Patrol agents call "got aways." Officials say it was the highest monthly total since at least 2006.
Palau has seen no COVID-19 cases and Taiwan has kept the virus in check. Taiwan's first tourist flight to Palau during the pandemic era landed Thursday. Travelers do not need to quarantine on arrival.
The Biden administration points to fentanyl as the major culprit for the increase in deaths. Officials unveiled a new one-year strategy to reduce the number of fatalities from drug overdoses.
Police in Orange found "multiple victims" when they arrived at an office complex Wednesday. Two other people were injured in the incident, including the suspect.
Wednesday's death toll was 354. Scientists are investigating what's making cases of infection rise precipitously after a decline last fall. "This race is really against time," says one immunologist.
The captain, identified by Italian media as Walter Biot, was reportedly caught Tuesday evening as he handed over allegedly top-secret documents to one of the Russian diplomats in exchange for money.
Pfizer says it will submit the clinical trial results "as soon as possible" to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and is hoping to start vaccinating children before the next school year.
DeSantis said he will issue emergency rules this week to prevent businesses from requiring proof of vaccination, and will work with Florida's Legislature on a permanent ban.