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July 6, 2020, 7:32 a.m. EDT

Coronavirus tally: Global COVID-19 cases rise to 11.5 million, U.S. to nearly 2.9 million

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By Tomi Kilgore

The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed to 11.47 million on Monday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University , with the U.S. leading the way by far with 2.89 million cases. The number of deaths grew to 534,784, while the number of people who have recovered reached 6.19 million. The U.S. death toll is 129,947, while 906,763 have recovered. Within the U.S., infections have climbed in 38 states over the past 14 days, according to a New York Times tracker, with Idaho, Montana and Florida leading the way. Internationally, Brazil is second to the U.S. with 1.60 million cases and 64,867 deaths, but is first with 1.03 million recovered. India is third measured by cases at 697,413, followed by Russia with 686,777 and Peru with 302,718. The U.K. has 44,305 fatalities, the highest in Europe and third highest in the world. China, where the illness was first reported late last year, has 84,871 cases and 4,641 fatalities.

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