With 68994 new cases of coronavirus infection reporting on Thursday, the total U.S. Covid cases reached 97,692,919.
573 Covid deaths were reported the same day, taking the total number of people losing their lives due to coronavirus infection in the country to 1,072,245, as per Johns Hopkins University’s latest data.
Covid positive cases increased by 6 percent while deaths decresed by 6 percent in the last fortnight, according to the New York Times.
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 2 percent.
27,415 people are hospitalized due to Covid. 3,168 of these patients are admitted in intensive care units.
The nation’s test positivity rate has increased to 8.9 percent.
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.
2875 additional deaths were reported globally on Thursday, taking the total number of people who lost their lives due to the pandemic so far to 6,598,197.
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