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Aug. 19, 2021, 6:37 a.m. EDT

Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 tops 209 million, U.S. daily average of deaths rises to 4-month high

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By Tomi Kilgore

The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 209.3 million as of early Thursday, while death toll rose to 4,393,138, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University . The U.S. led the world with a total of 37.16 million cases and 624,253 deaths. The daily average of new cases over the past seven days ticked back above 140,000 on Wednesday, after a brief one-day dip below it on Tuesday, according to a New York Time tracker . At 140,893, the daily average is up 47% from two weeks ago, and up from 32,305 from a month ago. The daily average for deaths rose to 809, up 97% from two weeks ago and the highest seen since early April, while the daily average of hospitalizations of 85,118 is up 56% from two weeks ago and the highest since early February. The number of people that have been fully vaccinated rose to 169.19 million, or 51.0% of the total U.S. population, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Federal health officials said Wednesday that those who have received the vaccines from Moderna Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205619834/composite MRNA -4.45% and from Pfizer Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202877789/composite PFE -2.33% and BioNTech SE /zigman2/quotes/214419716/composite BNTX -5.77% will be eligible for a third dose, starting in September.

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