Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 85.7 million and U.S. sets fresh record for hospitalizations

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The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose above 85.7 million on Tuesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose above 1.8 million. The U.S. has the highest case tally in the world at 20.8 million and the highest death toll at 352,628, or more than a fifth of the global total. The U.S. counted at least 196,386 new cases on Monday, and at least 2,047 people died, according to a New York Times tracker. In the last week, the U.S. has averaged 214,014 cases a day. There are currently a record 128,210 COVID-19 patients in U.S. hospitals, according to the COVID Tracking Project, breaking the record set a day earlier.
Brazil has the second highest death toll at 196,561 and is third by cases at 7.8 million. India is second worldwide in cases with 10.4 million, and third in deaths at 149,850. Mexico has the fourth highest death toll at 127,757 and 13th highest case tally at 1.5 million. Italy has 75,680 fatalities, the highest in Europe, and 2.2 million cases. The U.K. has 2.7 million cases and 75,547 deaths, second-highest in Europe and sixth highest in the world.
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