Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 35 million, 1.04 million deaths and U.S. nears 210,000 fatalities

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The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed to 35.2 million on Monday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose to 1.04 million. The U.S. has the highest case tally at 7.4 million, and highest death toll at 209,725. Doctorswere highly critical of President Donald Trump’s decision to drive by supporters in a motorcade from Walter Reed hospital on Sunday evening. James Phillips, doctor of emergency medicine at George Washington University, who is also an attending physician at Walter Reed, tweeted his dismay. “Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary Presidential ‘drive-by’ just now has to be quarantined for 14 days,” he said. “They might get sick. They may die.” Phillips said, “For political theater. Commanded by Trump to put their lives at risk for theater. This is insanity.” Brazil has the second-highest death toll after the U.S. at 146,352, but third-highest case tally at 4.9 million. India is second to the U.S. by case tally at 6.6 million, and has the third-highest death toll at 102,685. Mexico is fourth with 79,088 deaths and ninth with 761,665 cases. The U.K. has 42,440 deaths and 505,619 cases, the highest death toll in Europe and fifth-highest in the world.
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