Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 46.9 million, 1.2 million deaths and Dr. Birx says U.S. at ‘most deadly phase’

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The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed to 46.9 million on Tuesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose above 1.2 million. The U.S. has the highest case tally in the world at 9.3 million and highest death toll at 231,566, or about a fifth of the global totals. Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House Task Force created to manage the pandemic, issued a report on Monday warning that the U.S. is entering its “most deadly phase of this pandemic,” explicitly contradicting President Donald Trump, who has recently claimed in the country is “rounding the corner” on the pandemic, according to the Washington Post. The Post reported Monday night that Dr. Deborah Birx issued the internal report earlier in the day, urging “much more aggressive action” and warning that “we are entering the most concerning and most deadly phase of this pandemic … leading to increasing mortality.”
Brazil has the second highest death toll at 160,253 and is third by cases at 5.6 million. India is second in cases with 8.3 million, and third in deaths at 123,097. Mexico has the fourth highest death toll at 92,100 and 10th highest case tally at 933,155. The U.K has 46,943 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world, and 1.1 million cases, or ninth highest in the world.
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