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Aug. 23, 2021, 6:51 a.m. EDT

Coronavirus tally: Average daily U.S. death toll tops 1,000 for first time in 5 months, FDA set to approve Pfizer vaccine

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By Tomi Kilgore

The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed to 211.9 million as of early Monday, while death toll rose to 4,432,694, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University . The U.S. led the world with a total of 37.71 million cases and 628,503 deaths. The daily average of new cases over the past seven days rose to 149,675 as of Sunday, up 36% from two weeks ago, but down from 150,138 on Saturday, according to a New York Times tracker . The daily average for deaths increased to 1,008, topping the 1,000 mark for a second-straight day, and up 95% in two weeks, and the most since March 25. Hospitalizations of 92,482 was up 43% from two weeks ago and the most since Feb. 6. The number of people that have been fully vaccinated rose to 170.82 million, or 51.5% of the total U.S. population, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . The Food and Drug Administration is expected to fully approve Pfizer Inc.'s /zigman2/quotes/202877789/composite PFE -2.33% and partner BioNTech SE's /zigman2/quotes/214419716/composite BNTX -5.77% COVID-19 vaccine as early as Monday.

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