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US Daily Covid Cases Cross 100K Mark For Seventh Day This Month

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For the seventh day this month U.S. Covid daily cases crossed the dreaded 100,000 mark. With 112487 new cases reporting on tUESday, the total number of people infected with the killer bug in the country has risen to 82,731,284.

With 349 additional Covid deaths, the total U.S. Covid casualties reached 1,000,207, crossing the tragic 1 million mark, as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data.

Driven by the highly transmissible subvariants of Omicron in parts of the country, positive cases were trending at the highest levels seen since late November.

The United States is averaging 100,732 cases a day, up 61 percent from two weeks ago, according to New York Times' latest tally.

Ohio reported the most number of cases - 15,970 - and casualties - 55.

All other Covid metrics in the U.S. are showing an upward trend.

The country is averaging 22,642 hospitalizations due to the viral disease per day, up 27 percent from two weeks ago.

Out of this, 2416 patients are admitted in intensive care units, marking 20 percent rise in ICU admissions in the same period.

81,380,775 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, 220,682,023 Americans, or 66.5 percent of the eligible population, have been administered both doses of Covid vaccine so far. This includes 90.7 percent of people above 65.

46.4 percent of the eligible population, or 102,360,702 people, have already received a booster dose that is recommended to provide additional protection from the killer virus.

1943 additional deaths were reported globally on Monday, taking the total number of people who lost their lives due to the pandemic so far to 6,281,631.

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