U.S. COVID-19 death toll hits 700,000

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By Shaina Ahluwalia and Lasya Priya M (Reuters) – The United States surpassed 700,000 coronavirus-related deaths on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, as officials roll out booster doses of vaccines to protect the elderly and people working in high-risk professions. The country has reported an average of more than 2,000 deaths per day over the past week, which represents about 60% of the peak in fatalities in January, a Reuters analysis of public health data showed. The United States still leads the World in COVID-19 cases and deaths, accounting for 19% and 14% of all reported infections an…

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