US Covid-19 cases top 36mn with over 618,000 deaths


By NS Desk 11-Aug-2021

Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) US Covid-19 cases topped 36 million on Tuesday, fueled by a steep increase in infections due to the unchecked spread of the Delta variant.

As of 6:21 p.m. local time on Tuesday, US Covid-19 cases totalled 36,039,748, with 618,044 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University's tally.

US cases currently account for almost 18 per cent of the nearly 204 million global cases, while the country's Covid-19 deaths account for roughly 14 per cent of the more than 4.3 million virus-related fatalities worldwide, showed the tally, the Xinhua news agency reported.



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