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Sept. 22, 2020, 9:07 a.m. EDT

Coronavirus tally: U.S.death toll inches closer to 200,000, as new cases rise by over 50,000 in a day

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By Tomi Kilgore

The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed to 31.36 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University , while the death toll rose to 965,675. The U.S. continued to lead the world with 6.86 million cases and 199,890 deaths. There were 54,875 new cases reported in the U.S. and at least 428 new deaths on Monday, according to New York Times data. The new case tally compares with the daily average 41,812 over the past week. Brazil has the second highest death toll at 137,272 and third highest case tally at 4.56 million. India is third with 88,935 deaths and second with 5.56 million cases. Mexico is fourth with 73,697 deaths and seventh with 700,580 cases. The U.K. has 41,877 deaths and 401,127 cases, the highest death toll in Europe and fifth-highest in the world.

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