Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 227 million as FDA advisory committee meets on boosters

Published Sep 17 2021 at 10:34 AM GMT
  • The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 227 million on Friday, while the death toll rose to 4 67 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University.
  • The US continues to lead the world with a total of 41.8 million cases and 670,009 deaths.
  • Almost 2,000 deaths are being recorded daily, according to a New York Times tracker, the most since Winter, and are almost entirely unvaccinated people.
  • A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee will convene later Friday to review data and take a vote on whether booster vaccine doses are needed, but many experts say they are not and that the vaccines are still effective in preventing severe illness and death.
  • New cases and hospitalizations have started to fall in some places recently, but the number of Americans that are fully vaccinated has stalled at 54.2%, according to a CDC tracker.



  • Published Sep 17, 2021 10:34 AM GMT