Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 near 226 million and Alaska is latest state to ration care

Published Sep 15 2021 at 10:47 AM GMT
  • The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 225.8 million on Wednesday, while the death toll rose to 4 65 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University.
  • The US continues to lead the world with a total of 41.4 million cases and 663,936 deaths.
  • Alaska has joined Idaho in announcing one major hospital is operating under "crisis standards of care," because it is overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, the New York Times reported.
  • In Alabama, all ICU beds are occupied, and hospitals in other southern states are also dangerously low on space.
  • The US is still recording about 1,500 deaths from COVID every day, the most since winter, and cases are averaging more than 152,000.



  • Published Sep 15, 2021 10:47 AM GMT