Coronavirus tally: U.S cases of COVID-19 rises above 5.4 million as death toll tops 170,000

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The U.S. tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed to 5.40 million as of Monday morning, with the death toll rising to 170,052, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University. There were 42,303 new cases reported on Sunday and at least 516 new deaths, according to the New York Times, with a one-week average of 51,523 cases per day. In the U.S., 17 states saw cases increase in the past week, up from 10 states seeing increases cases last week, according to JHU data. On a daily basis, there were 17 states that had more than 1,000 cases, led by Texas with 6,879 and Florida with 6,352. Around the world, new cases reached 21.70 million and deaths increased to 775,626. U.S. is by far first in cases in deaths, while Brazil is second in both with 3.34 million cases and 107,852 deaths. India is third in cases with 2.65 million and Mexico is third in deaths at 56,757.
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