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Fall In U.S. Covid Cases After Several Weeks

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After several weeks of an upward trend in Covid metrics, Covid-positive cases fell by 2 percent in the last two weeks, New York Times' latest tally shows.

Concurrently, there is a significant decrease in the rate of Covid deaths in the same period.

With 166,598 new cases reported on Tuesday, the total number of people that have been infected with coronavirus in the United States has risen to 90,756,237, as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data.

517 additional deaths on the same day took total U.S. Covid casualties to 1,028,015.

California reported the most number of cases - 47,613 - while Michigan reported most deaths - 94.

Nearly 43,000 people are currently in American hospitals with the coronavirus, an increase of 12 percent over the last two weeks. More than 4,800 of these patients are admitted in intensive care units, marking a 12 percent rise in a fortnight.

87,648,838 people have so far recovered from the disease, the Worldometer tally shows.

2,755 additional deaths were reported globally on Tuesday, taking the total number of people who lost their lives due to the pandemic so far to 6,389,649.

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