Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 near 236 million and vaccines likely kept 100,000 US seniors out of hospital

Published Oct 06 2021 at 10:38 AM GMT
  • The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 235.9 million on Tuesday, while the death toll rose above 4 81 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University.
  • The US continues to lead the world with a total of 43.9 million cases and 705,284 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.
  • A study conducted by the US Department of Health and Human Services found that vaccines likely kept 100,000 US seniors out of the hospital, the Washington Post reported.
  • Vaccination prevented abut 265,000 infections, 107,000 hospitalizations and 39,000 deaths of Medicare beneficiaries in the first five months of this year, the study found.



  • Published Oct 6, 2021 10:38 AM GMT