Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 52 million and U.S. sets case and hospitalization records

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The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed to 52.2 million on Thursday, 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 10.4 million and highest death toll at 241,808 or about a fifth of the global totals. The U.S. counted a record of 142,755 cases on Wednesday, and at least 1,431 people died, according to a New York Times tracker. In the last week, the U.S. has averaged 128,081 cases a day, up 69% from the average two weeks ago and cases are rising in 49 states and territories. The U.S. added 1 million cases in the first 10 days of November, the AP reported.. There are currently a record of 65,368 COVID-19 patients in U.S. hospitals, according to the COVID Tracking Project, topping the previous record of 61,964 set a day ago.
Brazil has the second highest death toll at 163,368 and is third by cases at 5.7 million. India is second in cases with 8.7 million, and third in deaths at 128,121. Mexico has the fourth highest death toll at 96,430 and 10th highest case tally at 986,177. The U.K has 50,457 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world, and 1.3 million cases, or eighth highest in the world.
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