I noticed this only because in my personal journal I'd been writing the total death count at the top of every entry -- I got in the habit during COVID and never stopped. Between last Thursday and now, the total-deaths figure has disappeared from the page: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/covid-cases.html?searchResultPosition=9
They still list the daily average, per-100,000 rate, and 14-day change, but not total deaths anymore.
Do you have any idea why they'd go to the trouble of eliminating that figure from their page? I don't.