The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed to 12.3 million on Friday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University , with the U.S. leading the way by far with 3.12 million cases. The number of deaths grew to 555,324, while the number of people who have recovered reached 6.8 million. The U.S. death toll is 133,291. Within the U.S., infections have climbed in 39 states and regions over the past 14 days, according to a New York Times tracker, with California, Texas and Florida leading the way. Brazil is second to the U.S. with 1.76 million cases and 69,184 deaths. India is third measured by cases at 793,802, followed by Russia with 712,863 and Peru with 316,448. The U.K. has 44,687 fatalities, the highest in Europe and third highest in the world. China, where the illness was first reported late last year, has 84,992 cases and 4,641 fatalities.