Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 26.3 million, 869,076 deaths and U.S. colleges count more than 51,000 cases

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The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 26.3 million on Friday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose to 869,076. At least 17.5 million people have recovered. The U.S. has the highest tallies in the world with 6.2 million cases and 186,798 deaths. The virus is spreading fast at U.S. colleges, which have counted more than 51,000 cases during the pandemic, the New York Times reported Friday. Brazil is second to the U.S. with 4 million cases and 124,614 deaths. Brazil is followed in case numbers by India, Russia and Peru. By death toll, it is followed by India, Mexico and the U.K.
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