Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 46.6 million, 1.2 million deaths and Trump hints at firing Fauci

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The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed to 46.6 million on Monday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose to 1.2 million. The U.S. has the highest case total at 9.2 million and deaths at 231,003. Dr. Anthony Fauci, America’s foremost infectious-disease expert and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told the Washington Post that the U.S. is “in for a whole lot of hurt,” during the winter months with cases spiking across the nation. Fauci added that the U.S. needs to make an “abrupt change” in public health practices and behaviors as the holiday season approaches, and praised Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s campaign for “taking it seriously from a public health perspective,” rather than Trump’s focus of reopening the country. At a campaign rally event, Trump replied to chants of “Fire Fauci!” by saying, “Don’t tell anybody, but let me wait until a little bit after the election,”the New York Times reported.
Brazil has the second highest death toll at 160,074 and is third by cases at 5.5 million. India is second in cases with 8.2 million, and third in deaths at 122,607. Mexico has the fourth highest death toll at 91,895 and 10th highest case tally at 929,392. The U.K has 46,807 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world, and 1.0 million cases, after passing that grim milestone over the weekend.
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