Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 40 million, 1.1 million deaths and U.S. close to 220,000 fatalities

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The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 40 million on Monday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose to 1.1 million. The U.S. has the highest case total at 8.2 million and deaths at 219,674. Unicef is purchasing and distributing more than half a billion single-dose syringes and other equipment in anticipation of a vaccine and making sure the countries where it operates are ready, the New York Times reported.
Brazil has the second highest death toll at 153,675 and is third by cases at 5.2 million. India is second in cases with 7.6 million, and third in deaths at 114,610. Mexico has the fourth highest death toll at 86,167 and ninth highest case tally at 851,227. The U.K has 43,736 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world, and 725,292 cases.
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