Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 131. 8 million and US death toll nears 556,000

Published Apr 06 2021 at 10:52 AM GMT
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  • The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness rose above 131.8 million on Tuesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose above 2 86 million.
  • The US continues to lead the world by cases, at 30.8 million, or about a quarter of the global tally, and fatalities, at 555,619.
  • The US added at least 76,594 new cases on Monday, according to a New York Times tracker, and at least 530 people died.
  • The US has averaged 64,851 cases a day for the last week, up 20% from the average two weeks ago, as cases continue to rise despite the vaccination program, a trend experts say is due to states reopening and dropping restrictions on movement and overall pandemic fatigue.
  • The US vaccine program is making good headway, however, with the CDC's vaccine tracker showing that 18.8% of the population is now fully vaccinated and 32.




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  • Published Apr 6, 2021 10:52 AM GMT