Coronavirus tally: Global cases reach 22.4 million, as U.S. cases exceed 5.5 million

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The U.S. case toll of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose to 5.53 million as of Thursday morning, with the death count growing to 173,181, according to data provided by Johns Hopkins University. The daily case toll for Wednesday slipped to 42,932 from 43,226 on Tuesday, according to New York Times data, and the number of coronavirus deaths declined to at least 1,294 from 1,349. Outside of the U.S, Brazil is second in both cases and deaths, behind the U.S., with 3.46 million cases and 111,100 deaths, according to JHU data. India is third in cases with 2.84 million and Mexico is third in deaths at 58,481. For recoveries, Brazil is first at 2.80 million, while India is second with 2.10 million and the U.S. is third at 1.93 million.
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