Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 229 million and J&J says booster vaccine shot increases antibodies

Published Sep 21 2021 at 10:57 AM GMT
  • The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 229 million on Tuesday, while the death toll rose to 4 70 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University.
  • The US continues to lead the world with a total of 42.3 million cases and 676,261 deaths.
  • The US is now averaging 2,087 deaths a day, according to a New York Times tracker, the most since March 1, and are almost entirely unvaccinated people.
  • West Virginia, an early vaccine success story, has now become the state with the most new cases measured on a per capita basis and is counting about 2,000 new cases a day, the most since the start of the outbreak.
  • Johnson & Johnson said data from a Phase 3 trial and real-world evidence confirm that its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine offers strong and long-lasting protection against hospitalization and death.



  • Published Sep 21, 2021 10:57 AM GMT