TSA on Friday screened 1,580,785 people across U.S. airports, a record high since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Why it matters: The numbers come one day after Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky said that while the agency now says fully vaccinated people can travel at low risk, the CDC is still not recommending nonessential travel due to the rise in virus cases, NPR reports.
The big picture: TSA has been reporting more than 1 million daily screened passengers since March 11.
Yes, but: "It's too early to say travel is back. After all, TSA's screening numbers still pale in comparison to pre-pandemic passenger levels," CBS News writes.