U.S. Daily Covid Cases Cross 100K Mark Once Again

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Driven by the highly transmissible subvariants of Omicron in parts of the country, U.S. daily Covid cases crossed the dreaded 100,000 mark once again. With 109,258 new cases reported on Monday, the total number of people that have been infected with the killer bug in the country has risen to 83,408,477.

With 210 additional Covid deaths, the total U.S. Covid casualties reached 1,002,404, crossing the tragic 1 million mark, as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data.

Positive cases were trending at the highest levels seen since late November.

The United States is averaging 107,316 cases a day, up 46 percent from two weeks ago, according to New York Times' latest tally.

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

The country is averaging 24,747 hospitalizations due to the viral disease per day, up 28 percent from two weeks ago.

Out of this, 2,652 patients are admitted in intensive care units, marking a 23 percent increase in ICU admissions in the same period.

81,701,524 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, 220,933,970 Americans, or 66.5 percent of the eligible population, have been administered both doses of Covid vaccine so far. This includes 90.9 percent of people above 65.

46.5 percent of the eligible population, or 102,790,201 people, have already received a booster dose that is recommended to provide additional protection from the killer virus.

1.442 additional deaths were reported globally on Monday, taking the total number of people who lost their lives due to the pandemic so far to 6,278,929.

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