Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 33.9 million, 1.01 million deaths and U.S. death toll nears 207,000

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he global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed to 33.9 million on Thursday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose to 1.01 million. The U.S. has the highest case tally at 7.2 million, and highest death toll at 206,959. Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases, hit back at President Donald Trump for misrepresenting his stance on face masks during Tuesday’s presidential debate, in an interview with ABC News’s “Start Here” podcast. “Anybody who has been listening to me over the last several months knows that a conversation does not go by where I do not strongly recommend that people wear masks,” he said.
Brazil has the second-highest death toll at 143,952, but third-highest case tally at 4.8 million. India is second to the U.S. by case tally at 6.3 million, and has the third-highest death toll at 98,678. Mexico is fourth with 77,646 deaths and seventh with 743,216 cases. The U.K. has 42,223 deaths and 455,846 cases, the highest death toll in Europe and fifth-highest in the world.
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