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U.S. Reports 29% Decrease In Covid Cases In 2 Weeks

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The number of Covid positive cases in the United States has fallen by 29 percent in the last fortnight, as per the New York Times' latest data.

A 9 percent decrease in Covid casualties was recorded in the country during the same period.

With 520 additional deaths reported on Tuesday, the total number of people that have lost their lives due to coronavirus infection in the country has risen to 1,051,323, as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data.

67,306 new infections on the same day took the total U.S. Covid cases to 95,390,557.

Michigan reported the most number of deaths - 150 - and the most cases - 10,062.

1,944 additional deaths were reported globally on Tuesday, taking the total number of people who have lost their lives due to the pandemic so far to 6,518,352.

93,460,171 people have so far recovered from the disease, the Worldometer tally shows.

U.S. hospitals reported a 10 percent decrease in the number of Covid patients in the last two weeks. The number of I.C.U. admissions due to the worse stage of the viral disease has also fallen by 8 percent.

U.S. Covid hospitalizations fell to 34,076. 4,133 of these patients are admitted in intensive care units.

The nation's current test positivity rate is 12 percent.

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