Democratic Party lawmakers holding up proposed drug pricing reforms are among the largest beneficiaries of the pharmaceutical industry’s push to stave off price cuts, a Reuters analysis of public lobbying and campaign data shows.

The United States surpassed 700,000 coronavirus-related deaths on Oct. 1, according to a Reuters tally, as officials roll out booster doses of vaccines to protect the elderly and people working in high-risk professions.

Coronavirus-related deaths worldwide passed a grim milestone of 4 million on June 17, according to a Reuters tally, as many countries struggle to procure enough vaccines to inoculate their populations.

The United States reported the lowest number of new Covid-19 cases in nearly a year for the week ended May 23, with new infections dropping 26 percent from the previous seven days to just under 180,000, according to a Reuters analysis of state and county data.

U.S. deaths from Covid-19 for the week ended May 16 fell to their lowest in nearly 14 months and the number of new cases continued to decline for a fifth week in a row, according to a Reuters analysis of state and county data.

New cases of Covid-19 in the United States fell for a third week in a row, dropping 15 percent during the week ended May 2 to 347,000 – the lowest weekly total since October – according to a Reuters analysis of state and county data.

New cases of Covid-19 in the United States fell 16 percent in the week ended April 25 to about 409,000, the largest percentage drop in weekly new cases since February, according to a Reuters analysis of state and county data.

New cases of Covid-19 in the United States fell 0.4 percent during the week ended April 18 after rising for four weeks in a row, according to a Reuters analysis of state and county data.

New cases of Covid-19 in the United States rose 5 percent to more than 450,000 during the week ended April 4, the third week in a row that infections increased, according to a Reuters analysis of state and county data.

New cases of Covid-19 in the United States rose 9 percent to more than 431,000 for the week ended March 28, the first time since January that cases increased for two weeks in a row, according to a Reuters analysis of state and county data.