Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 222.6 million and President Biden to lay out six-part plan to combat pandemic

The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 222.6 million on Thursday, while the death toll rose above 4.59 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. leads the world with a total of 40.5 million cases and 652,675 deaths. Just 53.3% of the overall U.S. population is fully vaccinated against COVID, leaving almost 47% at risk of severe illness and death. President Joe Biden is set to speak Thursday on a new strategy to fight the delta variant of the coronavirus, days after blaming the strain for weaker-than-expected hiring in the U.S. last month. Biden will lay out what the White House called a “six-pronged strategy” to help combat the virus, with press secretary Jen Psaki telling reporters the approach will involve both the public and private sectors. With Americans' health and the U.S. economy continuing to be severely impacted, Biden will push for vaccine mandates and testing programs as part of his revamped approach, CNN reported Wednesday India has the second highest death toll after the U.S. at 441,749 and is third by cases at 33.1 million, the JHU data shows. Brazil has second highest death toll at 584,421 and has 20.9 million cases. In Europe, Russia has 186,999 deaths, followed by the U.K. with 133,999 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 top 222.6 million and President Biden to lay out six-part plan to combat pandemic
The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 222.6 million on Thursday, while the death toll rose above 4.59 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. leads the world with a total of 40.5 million cases and 652,675 deaths. Just 53.3% of the overall U.S. population is fully vaccinated against COVID, leaving almost 47% at risk of severe illness and death. President Joe Biden is set to speak Thursday on a new strategy to fight the delta variant of the coronavirus, days after blaming the strain for weaker-than-expected hiring in the U.S. last month. Biden will lay out what the White House called a “six-pronged strategy” to help combat the virus, with press secretary Jen Psaki telling reporters the approach will involve both the public and private sectors. With Americans' health and the U.S. economy continuing to be severely impacted, Biden will push for vaccine mandates and testing programs as part of his revamped approach, CNN reported Wednesday India has the second highest death toll after the U.S. at 441,749 and is third by cases at 33.1 million, the JHU data shows. Brazil has second highest death toll at 584,421 and has 20.9 million cases. In Europe, Russia has 186,999 deaths, followed by the U.K. with 133,999 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.