Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 23.7 million; 813,544 deaths and U.S. death toll tops 177,000

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The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed to 23.7 million on Tuesday, with the death toll rising to 813,544,according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University. At least 15.4 million people are confirmed to have recovered. The U.S. has by far the most cases at 5.7 million, and the most deaths at 177,279. On Tuesday, health experts and scientists said the emergency use authorization for convalescent plasma to be used to treat hospitalized COVID-19 patients was based on exaggerated data, the New York Times reported, adding to criticism of the “breakthrough” claimed by President Donald Trump on Sunday. Brazil is second with 3.6 million cases and 115,309 deaths. India is third measured by cases that rose to 3.2 million, followed by Russia with 963,655 and South Africa with 611,450. Mexico has 563,705 cases and 60,800 deaths, the third highest in the world. India now has 58,390 deaths, putting it ahead of The U.K. That country has 328,620 cases and 41,519 fatalities, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world. China, where the illness was first reported late last year, has 89,718 cases, and 4,711 fatalities

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