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July 21, 2020, 6:46 a.m. EDT

Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 14.7 million, 610,292 deaths and Brazil tops 80,000 fatalities

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By Ciara Linnane

The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed to 14.7 million on Tuesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University , and the death toll rose to 610,292. At least 8.1 million people have recovered. The U.S. recorded just under 60,000 new infections on Monday, and 531 deaths, according to a New York Times tracker, which is up 64% on a 14-day basis. The U.S. now has 3.83 million confirmed cases, or about a quarter of the global total, and 140,909 deaths. Brazil is second to the U.S. with 2.12 million cases and 80,120 deaths. India is third measured by cases at 1.2 million, followed by Russia with 782,040 and South Africa with 373,628. The U.K. has 2926,944 cases and 45,397 fatalities, the highest in Europe and third highest in the world. China, where the illness was first reported late last year, has 85,314 cases and 4,644 fatalities.

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