The global tally for cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose to 9.6 million on Friday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University. The number of deaths climbed to 489,556, while the number of people who have recovered reached 4.8 million. The U.S. continues to lead the world, with a case tally of 2.42 million and death toll of 124,415, more than double the next highest totals of 1.23 million cases and 54,971 deaths in Brazil. Within the U.S., infections are rising in 30 states, according to a New York Times tracker, with California, Texas and Florida leading the way. Internationally, Russia was third in cases with 619,936, followed by India with 490,401 and the U.K. with 309,455. The U.K. has 43,314 fatalities, the highest in Europe and third highest in the world. China, where the illness was first reported late last year, has 84,701 cases and 4,641 fatalities.
June 26, 2020, 6:40 a.m. EDT