Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 27.3 million, 892,880 deaths and U.S. has more than 189,000 deaths

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The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 27.3 million on Tuesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose to 892,880. At least 18.3 million people have recovered. The U.S. has the highest tallies in the world with 6.3 million cases and 189,215 deaths. India is second to the U.S. by cases, after passing Brazil over the weekend. India has 4.28 million cases and 72,775 deaths, the third highest death toll in the world. Brazil has 4.15 million cases and 126,960 deaths, or second highest death toll. Brazil is followed in case numbers by Russia and Peru. Mexico has 637,509 cases and 67,781 deaths, or fifth highest in the world. The U.K. has 352,451 cases and 41,643 deaths, the highest death toll in Europe and sixth highest in the world. A group of drug company CEOs said Tuesday they have signed a pledge to make the safety and well-being of vaccinated individuals the top priority in developing the first COVID-19 vaccine.
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