Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 50 million with U.S. case tally near 10 million

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The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 50 million on Monday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose to 1.3 million. The U.S. has the highest case tally in the world at 9.97 million and highest death toll at 237,584 or about a fifth of the global totals. The U.S. counted another 103,657 cases on Sunday, according to a New York Times tracker, exceeded 100,000 for a fifth straight day, with cases surging in the Midwest and South. The U.S. has averaged 11,175 cases a day for the past week, up 59% from the average just two weeks ago. President elect, Joe Biden’s transition team has released the details of his COVID-19 advisory board, and it includes some respected and well-known names, such as Dr. Zeke Emanuel, Dr. Atul Gawande and Dr. Michael Osterholm.
Brazil has the second highest death toll at 162,397 and is third by cases at 5.7 million. India is second in cases with 8.6 million, and third in deaths at 126,611. Mexico has the fourth highest death toll at 95,027 and 10th highest case tally at 967,825 The U.K has 49,134 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world, and 1.2 million cases, or eighth highest in the world.
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