Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 86.5 million and U.S. tops 21 million cases, sets hospitalization record

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The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose above 86.5 million on Wednesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose above 1.87 million. The U.S. has the highest case tally in the world at 21 million and the highest death toll at 357,385, or more than a fifth of the global total. The U.S. counted at least 238,763 new cases on Tuesday, and at least 3,648 people died, according to a New York Times tracker. In the last week, the U.S. has averaged 219,650 cases a day. There are currently a record 131,395 COVID-19 patients in U.S. hospitals, according to the COVID Tracking Project, breaking the record of 128,210 set a day earlier.
Brazil has the second highest death toll at 197,732 and is third by cases at 7.8 million. India is second worldwide in cases with 10.4 million, and third in deaths at 150,114. Mexico has the fourth highest death toll at 128,822 and 13th highest case tally at 1.5 million. The U.K. has 2.8 million cases and 76,428 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world.
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