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U.S. Reports Highest Daily Covid Case Toll In Six Weeks

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Covid deaths in the United Sates continue to fall, but the country has returned to an uptick in new infection cases, recording the highest daily case toll in six weeks on Monday.

While there was a 33 percent decrease in Covid casualties in the last fortnight, a 43 percent increase in the number of cases was recorded in the same period, according to the latest New York Times tally.

The United States on Monday recorded 54,009 new cases of coronavirus infection, bringing the total number of people that have been infected with the virus in the country to 80,686,455.

With 281 deaths reported on the same day, total Covid casualties reached 988,912, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.

New York reported the most number of cases - 10,365 - while Florida reported the most casualties - 49.

Only 14,653 patients are remaining in the country's hospitals for treatment for the viral disease. Hospital admissions have declined by 6 percent in two weeks.

There has also been also a concurrent reduction in the number of patients admitted in intensive care units - 19 percent within a fortnight. I.C.U. admissions dropped to 1,918.

80,244,093 people have so far recovered from the disease, the Worldometer tally shows.

As per the latest data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 218,937,361 Americans, or 65.9 percent of the eligible population, have been administered both doses of Covid vaccine so far. This includes 89.8 percent of people above 65.

45.4 percent of the eligible population, or 99,505,898 people, have already received a booster dose that is recommended to provide additional protection from the killer virus.

1,454 additional deaths were reported globally on Thursday, taking the total number of people who lost their lives due to the pandemic so far to 6,200,389.

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