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WATCH LIVE: Health officials hold daily COVID-19 Task Force briefing

Daily White House COVID-19 Task Force briefings will be placed in this article

In this image from video, Jeff Zients, White House coronavirus response coordinator, speaks as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to the president., Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, chair of the COVID-19 health equity task force, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Andy Slavitt, senior adviser to the White House COVID-19 Response Team,, appear on screen during a White House briefing on the Biden administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Washington. (White House via AP) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

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The White House COVID-19 Response Team and federal public health officials will hold a coronavirus task force briefing on Friday morning.

The event at 10 a.m. will be livestreamed in this article, but delays are possible. If there is not a livestream available, check back at a later time.

The coronavirus has killed an estimated 430,000 in the U.S. and, despite the vaccine rollout, is going through a lethal phase as more contagious variants arrive.

Texas on Thursday reached the 2 million vaccinations mark, but January was the state’s deadliest month of the pandemic, according to the Associated Press.

Of the more than 35,000 reported COVID-19 deaths in Texas, more than 1 in 5 have come in January.

January’s grim tally climbed Thursday with more than 470 newly reported deaths.

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