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U.S. Reports 135K New Covid Cases, 503 Deaths

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With 135,966 new cases reported on Thursday, the total number of people that have been infected with the coronavirus in the United States has risen to 87,623,959, as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data.

503 Covid deaths reported on the same day took the total U.S. Covid casualties to 1,017,2694.

Ohio reported the most number of cases - 17,225 - and deaths - 74.

Deaths have increased by 18 percent in the last two weeks, New York Times' latest tally shows.

More than 33,000 people are currently in American hospitals with the coronavirus, an increase of 10 percent over the last two weeks. More than 3,600 of these patients are admitted in intensive care units, marking a 9 percent rise in a fortnight.

84,916,391 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, 222,271,398 Americans, or 66.9 percent of the eligible population, have been administered both doses of Covid vaccine so far. This includes 91.5 percent of people above 65.

47.8 percent of the eligible population, or 106,275,891 people, have already received a booster dose that is recommended to provide additional protection from the killer virus.

2,184 additional deaths were reported globally on Thursday, taking the total number of people who lost their lives due to the pandemic so far to 6,336,290.

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