Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 55 million and U.S. averaging 155,442 cases a day in past week

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The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed to 55 million on Tuesday, 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 11.2 million and highest death toll at 247,229, or more than a fifth of the global total. The U.S. counted 166,581 new cases on Monday, and at least 796 people died, according to a New York Times tracker. In the last week, the U.S. has averaged 155,442 cases a day, up 82% from the average two weeks ago and cases are rising in 50 states and territories. There are currently a record of 73,014 COVID-19 patients in U.S. hospitals, according to the COVID Tracking Project, topping the previous record of 69,993 set a day ago.
Brazil has the second highest death toll at 166,014 and is third by cases at 5.9 million. India is second in cases with 8.9 million, and third in deaths at 130,519. Mexico has the fourth highest death toll at 98,861 and 10th highest case tally at 1 million. The U.K has 52,240 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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