U.S. death toll from COVID-19 tops 200,000, JHU says

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The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 has topped 200,000, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, and makes up about one-fifth of the global total which is approaching one million. The new case tally has increased to 6,867,960 worldwide and to 6,867,960 in the U.S., the JHU data show, while the global death toll is at 966,152 and the U.S. death toll climbed to 200,182. The second-highest case tally in the world is India at 5,562,663 while the second-highest death count is 137,272 in Brazil. Within the U.S., the states where deaths per capita are showing the highest growth over the last 14 days include North Dakota, Missouri, Virginia, Rhode Island and South Dakota, according to New York Times data. The states with the highest death totals overall are New York, New Jersey, Texas, California and Florida.
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