Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 35.8 million, 1.05 million deaths and U.S. death toll nears 211,000

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The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed to 35.8 million on Wednesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose to 1.05 million. The U.S. has the highest case tally at 7.5 million, and highest death toll at 210,909. President Donald Trump said he is planning to attend next week’s debate in Miami against his opponent, Democrat Joe Biden, the New York Times reported, but Biden said they should not debate if Trump is still ill with COVID-19. Meanwhile, Stephen Miller, another of Trump’s advisers, tested positive on Tuesday. Brazil has the second-highest death toll after the U.S. at 147,494, but third-highest case tally at 4.9 million. India is second to the U.S. by case tally at 6.8 million, and has the third-highest death toll at 104,555. Mexico is fourth with 82,348 deaths and ninth with 794,608 cases. The U.K. has 42,535 deaths and 532,779 cases, the highest death toll in Europe and fifth-highest in the world.
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