The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose above 65 million on Friday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University , while the death toll rose above 1.5 million. The U.S. has the highest case tally in the world at 14.1 million and the highest death toll at 276,401 or more than a fifth of the global total. The U.S. counted 216,548 new cases on Thursday, and at least 2,857 people died, just below the record of 2,885 set a day earlier, according to a New York Times tracker . In the last week, the U.S. has averaged 180,327 cases a day. There were a record 100,667 COVID-19 patients in U.S. hospitals on Thursday, according to the COVID Tracking Project , topping Wednesday's record of 100,226. Brazil has the second highest death toll at 175,270 and is third by cases at 6.5 million. India is second worldwide in cases with 9.6 million, and third in deaths at 139,188. Mexico has the fourth highest death toll at 108,173 and 11th highest case tally at 1.14 million. The U.K has 60,210 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world, and 1.7 million cases, or sixth highest in the world.