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Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19: 18.3 million, 694,406 deaths and Hurricane Isaias hits North Carolina

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By Ciara Linnane

The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 18.3 million on Tuesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University , and the death toll rose to 694,406. At least 10.9 million people have recovered. The U.S. case tally climbed to 4.72 million and the death toll rose to 155,471. Hurricane Isaias has made landfall in North Carolina, which is already grappling with the pandemic. At least 602 new deaths and 47,832 new cases were counted in the U.S. on Monday, according to the New York Times. Brazil is second to the U.S. with 2.8 million cases and 94,665 deaths. India is third measured by cases at 1.9 million, followed by Russia with 859,762 and South Africa with 516,862. Mexico has 443,813 cases and 48,012 deaths, the third highest in the world. The U.K. has 307,251 cases and 46,295 fatalities, the highest in Europe and fourth highest in the world. China, where the illness was first reported late last year, has 88,099 cases, and 4,672 fatalities.|

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