Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 near 235 million and J&J to seek FDA authorization for booster

Published Oct 04 2021 at 10:32 AM GMT
  • The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 234.9 million on Monday, while the death toll rose above 48 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University.
  • The US continues to lead the world with a total of 43.7 million cases and 701,176 deaths, after passing 700,000 late Friday.
  • The US is now averaging almost 2,000 deaths a day, according to a New York Times tracker, , a slight improvement over recent trends and new cases and hospitalizations are declining.
  • Johnson & Johnson and Moderna have applied for authorization from the FDA for their COVID-19 vaccine boosters and an advisory committee will discuss them at a meeting scheduled for Oct.
  • Separately, the CEO of BioNTEch told the FT that COVID-19 is likely to continue mutating to the point where it can escape vaccines and immune systems and that a new vaccine may be required in the future.



  • Published Oct 4, 2021 10:32 AM GMT