The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose to 10.5 million on Wednesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University. The number of deaths climbed to 511,686, while the number of people who have recovered reached 5.4 million. The U.S. continues to lead the world, with a case tally of 2.64 million and death toll of 127,425. Within the U.S., infections have climbed in 35 states over the past 14 days, according to a New York Times tracker, with California, Texas and Florida leading the way. Brazil is next with 1.40 million cases and 59,594 deaths. Russia is third measured by cases at 653,479, followed by India with 585,481 and the U.K. with 314,161. The U.K. has 43,815 fatalities, the highest in Europe and third highest in the world. China, where the illness was first reported late last year, has 84,785 cases and 4,641 fatalities.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.