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July 2, 2020, 6:34 a.m. EDT

Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 above 10.7 million and U.S. cases top 50,000 in a day for first time

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By Ciara Linnane

The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose above 10.7 million on Thursday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University , and the U.S. recorded more than 50,000 new cases in a single day for the first time since the start of the outbreak. The number of deaths globally climbed to 516,552, while the number of people who have recovered reached 5.5 million. The U.S. continues to lead the world, with a case tally of 2.69 million and death toll of 128,062. Within the U.S., infections have climbed in 38 states over the past 14 days, according to a New York Times tracker, with Idaho, Florida and Nevada leading the way. Brazil is next with 1.44 million cases and 60,632 deaths. Russia is third measured by cases at 660,231, followed by India with 604,641 and the U.K. with 314,992. The U.K. has 43,991 fatalities, the highest in Europe and third highest in the world. China, where the illness was first reported late last year, has 84,816 cases and 4,641 fatalities.

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