Data from Johns Hopkins University demonstrate that daily Covid-19 infections increased 316 percent from Labor Day 2020, or about four times more.

A new study on Covid-19 behavior has found that patients affected by the virus might have died due to a buildup of coronavirus directly in the lungs and not because of a secondary infection. 

New York Governor Kathy Hochul revealed 12,000 more people died of Covid-19 than was reported under her predecessor, making good on Hochul’s promise for greater transparency on just her second day leading the state.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report showing that unvaccinated people are 29 times more likely to be hospitalized with Covid-19 than those who are fully vaccinated against the disease.

Florida’s largest school district on Aug. 18 imposed a mask mandate in defiance of the state’s governor, another chapter in the coronavirus political battle in the southern United States where new infections are highest.

The United States reported more than 1,000 Covid-19 deaths on Aug. 17 – equating to around 42 fatalities an hour – according to a Reuters tally, as the Delta variant continues to ravage parts of the country with low vaccination rates.

Life expectancy in the United States fell by a year and a half in 2020 to 77.3 years – the lowest level since 2003 – primarily due to the deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, a U.S. health agency said on July 21.

Swiftly rising coronavirus cases across the United States and abroad fueled fears of a pandemic resurgence on July 19 and sent shockwaves through stock markets as the highly contagious Delta variant appeared to be taking hold.

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy stood by federal guidance that those fully vaccinated against Covid-19 no longer needed to wear masks, while blaming social media companies for fueling vaccine misinformation.

U.S. Covid-19 cases are up around 11 percent over the previous week – almost entirely among people who have not been vaccinated – officials said on July 8, as the highly infectious Delta variant becomes the dominant Covid-19 strain in the country.