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Oct. 21, 2020, 6:08 a.m. EDT

Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 40.8 million, 1.13 million deaths and U.S. death toll tops 221,000

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By Ciara Linnane

The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 40.8 million on Wednesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University , while the death toll rose above 1.1 million. The U.S. has the highest case total at 8.3 million and deaths at 221,078. The pandemic has caused the deaths of nearly 300,000 people, according to a CDC report published Tuesday, that counts deaths directly caused by the coronavirus as well as ones that would not have occurred were if not for the virus. Brazil has the second highest death toll at 154,837 and is third by cases at 5.3 million. India is second in cases with 7.7 million, and third in deaths at 115,914. Mexico has the fourth highest death toll at 86,893 and ninth highest case tally at 860,714. The U.K has 44,057 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world, and 765,487 cases.

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