U.S. Reports Recently Unprecedented High Number Of Covid Infections, Deaths

The United States on Wednesday recorded the highest number of Covid infections and deaths due to the disease in a single day since February.

With a whopping 275,674 new cases reported on Wednesday, an unprecedented figure in recent months, the total number of people that have been infected with coronavirus has risen to 89,225,558, as per Johns Hopkins University’s latest data.

1,786 additional deaths on the same day took total U.S. Covid casualties to 1,023,635.

Georgia reported the most number of cases – 25,564 – while North Carolina the reported most deaths – 138.

Covid deaths have increased by 11 percent and cases have increased by 16 percent in the last two weeks, New York Times’ latest tally shows.

More than 38,000 people are currently in American hospitals with the coronavirus, an increase of 19 percent over the last two weeks. More than 4,200 of these patients are admitted in intensive care units, marking a 23 percent jump in a fortnight.

86,250,325 people have so far recovered from the disease, the Worldometer tally shows.

As per the latest data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 222,455,652 Americans, or 67 percent of the eligible population, have been administered both doses of Covid vaccine so far. This includes 91.6 percent of people above 65.

47.9 percent of the eligible population, or 106,615,227people, have already received a booster dose that is recommended to provide additional protection from the killer virus.

4,218 additional deaths were reported globally on Wednesday, taking the total number of people who lost their lives due to the pandemic so far to 6,363,650.

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