Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 54.5 million and U.S. at 11 million cases and more than 246,000 deaths

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The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed to 54.5 million on Monday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose above 1.3 million. The U.S. has the highest case tally in the world at 11 million and highest death toll at 246,226, or more than a fifth of the global total. The U.S. counted 135,187 new cases on Sunday, and at least 623 people died, according to a New York Times tracker. In the last week, the U.S. has averaged 150,265 cases a day, up 81% from the average two weeks ago and cases are rising in 50 states and territories. There are currently a record of 69,987 COVID-19 patients in U.S. hospitals, according to the COVID Tracking Project, topping the previous record of 69,455 set a day ago and up 87% from a month ago.
Brazil has the second highest death toll at 165,798 and is third by cases at 5.9 million. India is second in cases with 8.8 million, and third in deaths at 130,070. Mexico has the fourth highest death toll at 98,542 and 10th highest case tally at 1 million. The U.K has 52,206 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world, and 1.4 million cases, or seventh highest in the world.
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