Global coronavirus cases surpassed 100 million on Jan. 27, according to a Reuters tally, as countries around the world struggle with new virus variants and vaccine shortfalls.
The worldwide coronavirus death toll surpassed 2 million on Jan. 15, according to a Reuters tally, as nations around the world are trying to procure multiple vaccines and detect new Covid-19 variants.
More than 10 million Americans had received their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine as of Jan. 13, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as the year-old pandemic roared on unchecked.
The United States lost more than 22,000 lives to Covid-19 for the week ended Jan. 10, setting a record for the second week in a row, as new cases also hit a weekly high.
The likelihood that a coronavirus infection will prove fatal dropped by nearly a third since April due to improved treatment, researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) said.