Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 81.3 million and U.S. edges toward 335,000 fatalities

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The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose above 81.3 million on Tuesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose above 1.77 million. The U.S. has the highest case tally in the world at 19.3 million and the highest death toll at 334,967, or more than a fifth of the global total. The U.S. counted at least 188,934 new cases on Monday, and at least 1,899 people died, according to a New York Times tracker. In the last week, the U.S. has averaged 183,124 cases a day, down 13% from the average two weeks ago.
Brazil has the second highest death toll at 191,570 and is third by cases at 7.5 million. India is second worldwide in cases with 10.2 million, and third in deaths at 148,153. Mexico has the fourth highest death toll at 122,855 and 13th highest case tally at 1.4 million. Italy has 72,370 fatalities, the highest in Europe, and 2.0 million cases. The U.K. has 2.3 million cases, the most in Europe, and 71,317 deaths, second-highest in Europe and sixth highest in the world.
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