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Coronavirus tally: U.S. cases continue to decline and are down 20% or more in more than a dozen states

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By Ciara Linnane

U.S. known cases of COVID are continuing to ease based on numbers provided by a New York Times tracker, although the true tally is likely higher given how many people are testing at home, where the data are not being collected. The daily average for new cases stood at 102,902 on Sunday, according to a New York Times tracker , down 17% from two weeks ago. Cases are falling in almost every state and are down 20% or more in more than a dozen states. The daily average for hospitalizations was down 4% at 42,239, while the daily average for deaths is up 12% to 488. Globally, the confirmed case tally rose above 590.3 million on Tuesday, according to data aggregated by Johns 2Hopkins, while the death toll is above 6.43 million with the U.S. leading the world with 92.9 million cases and 1,037,021 deaths.

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