Coronavirus tally: U.S. cases still close to 130,000 a day as BA.5 spreads

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US COVID cases continued to hover close to 130,000 a day on Tuesday, the highest level seen since February, as the BA.5 omicron subvariant continues to spread. BA.5 is understood to be the most transmissible variant seen so far and to have an ability to break through vaccination and cause reinfection. The daily average for new US cases stood at 128,015 on Monday, according to a New York Times tracker, up 10% from two weeks ago. The true case count is likely higher, given the number of people who are testing at home, where the data are not being collected. The daily average for hospitalizations rose to 42,8622, up 12% in two weeks. The daily average for deaths is up 3% to 439. In California, cases are higher than they’ve been in six months, while in New York, there are more patients in hospitals than at the peak of last year’s delta wave of cases. Globally, the confirmed case tally rose above 571.1 million on Tuesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins, while the death toll is above 6.38 million with the US leading the world with 90.6 million cases and 1,027,369 deaths.

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