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World closing in on 5-million COVID dead

 
October 7, 2021
 
 
There were 202 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the Panhandle Health District in the day ended at 5 p.m. Wednesday, with 165 patients hospitalized. That brings the total case count in Idaho's five northern counties to 35,024. The death toll since the pandemic began in March, 2020, stood at 499 at close of business Wednesday. It is almost certainly over 500 as of this morning. In Boundary County, 23 people have died of COVID-19, eight since August.

Across Idaho, there were 1,367 new cases confirmed on Wednesday, bringing the total count to 264,661. Since the pandemic's onset, 3,040 Idahoans have died.

Lincoln County, Montana, reported 28 new cases in the day ended at 10 a.m. Tuesday, with 267 active cases and 50 of its citizens dead. Statewide, 1,301 new cases of novel coronavirus were confirmed for the day, bringing the total case count in the Big Sky Country to 157,372, and the death toll to 2,070.

Nationally, the United States has tallied 3,485,038 new cases in the last 28 days, and 53,713 more dead, bringing the COVID death toll to 708,434 and the total case count to 44,111,995.

In Canada, 118,112 new COVID cases have been confirmed in the last 28 days, 1,001 have died. Since the onset of the pandemic, 1,655,274 Canadians have been infected, 28,173 have died.

Globally, as of 11:21 a.m. today, 236,760,977 human beings have been hit with COVID-19 and 4,832,685 have died.

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