HEALTH/FOOD

COVID-19 Crisis Continues Unabated

The global case tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 93 million on Friday and the death toll rose above 2 million, with the U.S. leading all nations by cases and fatalities.

The U.S. added another 238,390 new cases on yesterday, according to a New York Times tracker, and at least 3,973 patients died.

The U.S. has averaged 240,199 cases a day for the past week, exceeding the worst-case-scenario forecasts of experts back in the spring.

The U.S. has a quarter of the global case tally at 23.4 million and a fifth of deaths, at 390,195, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University.

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Edited by Jesus Chan

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