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Coronavirus tally: Daily average for new cases, deaths and hospitalizations keep climbing to multi-month highs

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By Tomi Kilgore

The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed to above 212.61 million as of early Tuesday, while death toll rose to 4,442,545, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University . The U.S. led the world with a total of 37.94 million cases and 629,411 deaths. The daily average of new cases over the past seven days rose to 150,625 as of Monday, up 29% from two weeks ago, and the highest count since Jan. 30, according to a New York Times tracker . The daily average for deaths increased to 1,057, up 91 in two weeks and the most since March 24. The daily average for hospitalizations of 93,318 was up 39% from two weeks ago and the most since Feb. 6. The number of people that have been fully vaccinated rose to 171.1 million, or 51.5% of the total U.S. population, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , while the number of people who have received at least one dose of a vaccine edged up to 201.7 million, or 60.8% of the total population. Hopes that vaccination rates would increase were boosted by the Food and Drug Administration's full approval of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202877789/composite PFE -2.26% and BioNTech SE /zigman2/quotes/214419716/composite BNTX -13.79% on Monday for people at least 16 years old.

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