Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 38.6 million, 1.09 million deaths and U.S. close to 217,000 deaths

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The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed to 38.6 million on Wednesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose to 1.09 million. The U.S. has the highest case total at 7.9 million and deaths at 216,903. After slowing in the summer, new cases in the U.S. are surging again and creating a third peak, the New York Times reported, with the latest wave engulfing the Midwest and rural areas that were spared in the first wave back in spring.
Brazil has the second highest death toll at 151,747 and is third by cases at 5.1 million. India is second in cases with 7.3 million, and third in deaths at 111,266. Mexico has the fourth highest death toll at 84,898 and ninth highest case tally at 829,396. The U.K has 43,245 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world, and 657,459 cases.
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