Live coverage has ended here, please click here for NBC News’ latest coverage of Covid-19.The United States on Thursday again broke single-day Covid-19 records for both reported deaths and cases, according to an NBC News’ count.The country saw 229,928 new cases and 3,110 deaths. The previous single-day record was just on Wednesday. The rise in cases in large parts of the country has prompted dire warnings about hospital capacity and whether colder weather and the holiday season will help the virus spread.On Thursday, Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine got the recommendation from an independent panel of experts that the FDA authorize it for emergency use. The FDA is not obligated to go along with the panel’s recommendation, but it is widely expected to authorize the vaccine for emergency use promptly.And in a grim statistic about the toll that the pandemic has taken in the country, NBC News data shows that more people in the United States have died this year from Covid-19 than were killed in four years of fighting on the battlefields during World War II.Map of U.S. hot spots and worldwide Covid-19 cases.Tracking surges in states across the country this winter.Map of travel restrictions and which states have a mask


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