U.S. Covid Positive Cases Tumble 30% In Last Fortnight

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Known coronavirus positive cases in the United States have fallen significantly in the last two weeks, by 30 percent, according to the New York Times' latest data.

A 6 percent decrease was recorded in Covid casualties in the country during the same period.

With 937 additional deaths reported on Wednesday, the total number of people that have lost their lives due to coronavirus infection in the country has risen to 1,052,233, as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data.

103,473 new infections on the same day took the total U.S. Covid cases to 95,492,534.

Georgia reported the most number of deaths - 150 - while Pennsylvania recorded most cases - 17,506.

2,459 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 6,520,681.

93,570,146 people have so far recovered from the disease, the Worldometer tally shows.

U.S. hospitals reported a 11 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 33,552. 4,079 of these patients are admitted in intensive care units.

The nation's current test positivity rate is 13 percent.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization said the end of the pandemic is in sight. "We are not there yet. But the end is in sight," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters.

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