Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 239 million as FDA panel meets on Moderna booster

Published Oct 14 2021 at 10:16 AM GMT
  • The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 239 million on Thursday, while the death toll edged above 4 87 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University.
  • The US continues to lead the world with a total of 44.7 million cases and 719,530 deaths.
  • The US is averaging close to 1,900 deaths a day, according to a New York Times tracker, , although new cases and hospitalizations are declining a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee will meet later Thursday to discuss and take a vote on whether to authorize a booster dose for people vaccinated with the Moderna vaccine.
  • The committee will reconvene on Friday to discuss boosters for the Johnson & Johnson shot.
  • India is second by cases after the US at 34 million and has suffered 451,435 deaths.



  • Published Oct 14, 2021 10:16 AM GMT