Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 230 million and FDA backs boosters for seniors and those at high risk

Published Sep 23 2021 at 10:45 AM GMT
  • The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 230 million on Thursday, while the death toll rose to 4 72 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University.
  • The US continues to lead the world with a total of 42.5 million cases and 681,199 deaths.
  • The US is averaging more than 2,000 deaths a day, according to a New York Times tracker, the most since late February.
  • The US moved a step closer Wednesday to offering booster doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to senior citizens and others at high risk from the virus as the Food and Drug Administration signed off on the targeted use of the extra shots, the Associated Press reported.
  • The FDA authorized booster doses for Americans who are 65 and older, younger adults with underlying health conditions and those in jobs that put them at high-risk for COVID-19.



  • Published Sep 23, 2021 10:45 AM GMT