Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 96.2 million and U.S. has 401,777 fatalities
The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 96.2 million on Wednesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, (https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html) while the death toll rose above 2.05 million. The U.S. has the highest case tally in the world at 24.3 million and the highest death toll at 401,777, or about a fifth of the global total. The U.S. added at least 105,870 new cases on Tuesdayaccording to a New York Times tracker (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/coronavirus-us-cases.html), and counted at least 2,770 deaths. The U.S. has averaged 20,117 new cases a day in the past week. Texas is emerging as a new hot spot alongside California, and hospitals in towns close to the Mexican border are reported to be filling fast. President-elect Joe Biden held a memorial service for American COVID victims late Tuesday with a light display at the reflecting pool at the Lincoln Memorial. Brazil has the second highest death toll at 211,491 and is third by cases at 8.6 million. India is second worldwide in cases with 10.6 million, and third in deaths at 152,718. Mexico has the fourth highest death toll at 142,832 and 13th highest case tally at 1.7 million. The U.K. has 3.5 million cases and 91,643 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world.
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January 20, 2021 06:28 ET (11:28 GMT)
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