Total number of coronaviruses: Daily average of new COVID-19 cases rises to 6-week high, daily death toll over 1,000 – Community News
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Total number of coronaviruses: Daily average of new COVID-19 cases rises to 6-week high, daily death toll over 1,000

According to data collected by Johns Hopkins University, the global number of coronavirus-borne illness rose to a total of 256.2 million on Friday, while the death toll rose to 5.14 million. The US leads the world with a total number of COVID-19 cases of 47.5 million and a death toll of 768,697. The daily number of cases reached 100,000 for the second day in a row on Thursday, with the seven-day average rising to a six-week high of 94,669, according to a New York Times Tracker. The average daily death toll has remained above 1,000 for the past three months, from 1,088 on Wednesday to 1,158 on Thursday. The daily average of hospital admissions remained stable at 48,276. Michigan led the US in average daily cases with 8,398, followed by Michigan with 1,649. According to media reports, a decision is expected on Friday whether or not to extend the booster program to all adults. The FDA is expected to make an announcement Friday that will be followed by a CDC advisory committee meeting on the topic.