Coronavirus tally: U.S. death toll jumps by more than 1,000 in a day

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The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed to 31..92 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose to 977,357. The U.S. was the world’s leader with 6.94 million cases and 201,920 deaths. There were at least 1,091 new deaths in the U.S. on Wednesday, up from 942 the day before, while new cases reported increased to 41,481 from 37,237 on Tuesday, according to New York Times data. The new case tally compares with the daily average 41,868 over the past week, which is up 14% from the average two weeks earlier. Brazil has the second highest death toll in the world at 138,105 and third highest case tally at 4.59 million, JHU data show. India is third with 91,149 deaths and second with 5.73 million cases. Mexico is fourth with 74,949 deaths and seventh with 710,049 cases. The U.K. has 41,951 deaths and 412,249 cases, the highest death toll in Europe and fifth-highest in the world.
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