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U.S. Covid Cases Fall 18% In A Fortnight

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The United States has seen an 18 percent decrease in the number of people getting infected with the coronavirus a day over the last two weeks.

With 99,543 new cases reported on Monday, the total number of people that have been infected with the coronavirus in the country has risen to 93,029,887, as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data.

440 additional deaths on the same day took the total U.S. Covid casualties to 1,037,484

Texas reported the most number of cases - 21,841, while Florida reported the most deaths - 172.

Covid deaths have increased by 10 percent in a fortnight, New York Times' latest tally shows.

There is also a marginal decrease in the number people admitted in U.S hospitals due to Covid. Nearly 42,000 people are currently hospitalized with the coronavirus infection. Nearly 5,000 of these patients are admitted in intensive care units.

90,035,472 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, 223,457,170 Americans, or 67.3 percent of the eligible population, have been administered both doses of Covid vaccine so far. This includes 91.9 percent of people above 65.

48.3 percent of the eligible population, or 107,872,738 people, have already received a booster dose that is recommended to provide additional protection from the killer virus.

2,288 additional deaths were reported globally on Monday, taking the total number of people who lost their lives due to the pandemic so far to 6,438,307.

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