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U.S. Covid Casualties Fall 11% In In A Fortnight

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An 11 percent decrease in Covid-related casualties has been reported in the United States in the last two weeks, according to the New York Times.

At the same time, Covid positive cases increased by 6 percent in the last fortnight.

With 7,503 new cases of coronavirus infection reported on Sunday, the total U.S. Covid cases reached 97,741,796, as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data.

12 Covid deaths were reported the same day, taking the total number of people who have lost their lives due to coronavirus infection in the country to 1,072,594.

U.S. hospitals reported a 2 percent increase 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 increased by 1 percent.

27,419 people are hospitalized due to Covid. 3,148 of these patients are admitted in intensive care units.

The nation's test positivity rate has increased to 8.7 percent.

A total of 97,206,960 people in the U.S. have recovered from the killer disease so far, Worldometers data shows.

As per the latest data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 227,377,753 Americans, or 68.5 percent of the eligible population, have been administered both doses of Covid vaccine so far. This includes 93.4 percent of people above 65.

8.4 percent of the eligible population, or 26,290,124 people, have already received bivalent COVID-19 vaccines. The bivalent vaccines include a component of the original virus strain to provide broad protection against the diseases and a component of the omicron variant to provide better protection against Covid caused by the omicron variant.

469 additional deaths were reported globally on Sunday, taking the total number of people who have lost their lives due to the pandemic so far to 6,600,793.

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