U.S. Covid Test Positivity Jumps To 12%

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The United States has reported a whopping 40 percent increase in coronavirus test positivity in the last two weeks.

In states such as Arizona, Utah, South Dakota and Missouri, test positivity rates are above 20 percent.

As per the latest data published by the New York Times, 12 percent of people who are subjected to Covid tests nationwide are diagnosed with coronavirus infection. This is the highest rate in several months.

For most of this year, the test positivity rate has been consistently recorded below 9 percent.

Along with this, all other Covid metrics in the U.S. are on a rising trend.

A 28 percent increase in Covid positive cases was reported in the country in the last two weeks.

U.S. hospitals also reported a 28 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 also increased by 22 percent.

35,614 people are hospitalized due to Covid. 4,107 of these patients are admitted in intensive care units.

With 4,469 new cases of coronavirus infection reported on Sunday, the total U.S. Covid cases reached 98,972,411, as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data.

The total number of people who have lost their lives due to coronavirus infection in the country rose to 1,081,431.

A total of 98,283,998 people in the U.S. have recovered from the killer disease so far, Worldometers data shows.

446 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 6,641,351.

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