Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 near 222 million and in U.S., cases are surging among children and teens

The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 221.9 million on Tuesday, while the death toll rose above 4.58 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. leads the world with a total of 40.3 million cases and 650,532 deaths. Just 53.2% of the overall U.S. population is fully vaccinated against COVID, leaving almost 47% at risk of severe illness and death. The number of children and teens testing positive surpassed 250,000 for the first time in the week ended Sep. 2, the Washington Post reported, citing data from the American Academy of Pediatrics. And while most are not severe, there were almost 2,400 children in hospitals across the U.S., the most since the start of the pandemic. The numbers are worrying coming as children, who are not yet eligible for vaccination, head back to school in person. India has the second highest death toll after the U.S. at 441,411 and is third by cases at 33.1 million, the JHU data shows. Brazil has second highest death toll at 584,108 and has 20.9 million cases. In Europe, Russia has 186,224 deaths, followed by the U.K. with 133,808 Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 near 222 million and in U.S., cases are surging among children and teens
The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 221.9 million on Tuesday, while the death toll rose above 4.58 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. leads the world with a total of 40.3 million cases and 650,532 deaths. Just 53.2% of the overall U.S. population is fully vaccinated against COVID, leaving almost 47% at risk of severe illness and death. The number of children and teens testing positive surpassed 250,000 for the first time in the week ended Sep. 2, the Washington Post reported, citing data from the American Academy of Pediatrics. And while most are not severe, there were almost 2,400 children in hospitals across the U.S., the most since the start of the pandemic. The numbers are worrying coming as children, who are not yet eligible for vaccination, head back to school in person. India has the second highest death toll after the U.S. at 441,411 and is third by cases at 33.1 million, the JHU data shows. Brazil has second highest death toll at 584,108 and has 20.9 million cases. In Europe, Russia has 186,224 deaths, followed by the U.K. with 133,808 Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.