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U.S. Reports 167K New Covid Cases, 625 Deaths

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With 166,986 new positive cases reported on Thursday, the total number of people that have been infected with the coronavirus in the United States has risen to 91,965,511, as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data.

625 additional deaths on the same day took total U.S. Covid casualties to 1,032,856.

Ohio reported the most number of cases - 27,785 - and deaths - 98.

Covid deaths have increased by 12 percent in the last two weeks, while cases have decreased by 8 percent, New York Times' latest tally shows.

More than 43,000 people are currently in American hospitals with the coronavirus, an increase of 3 percent over the last two weeks. More than 5,000 of these patients are admitted in intensive care units, marking a 6 percent rise in a fortnight.

88,700,969 people have so far recovered from the disease, the Worldometer tally shows.

3,025 additional deaths were reported globally on Thursday, taking the total number of people who lost their lives due to the pandemic so far to 6,413,578.

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