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Nov. 30, 2020, 6:41 a.m. EST

Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 near 63 million, U.S. hospitalizations hit another record

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By Tomi Kilgore

The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose to 62.80 million as of early Monday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University , while the death toll rose to 1.46 million. The U.S. has the highest case tally in the world at 13.39 million and the highest death toll at 266,887, or more than a fifth of the global total. The U.S. counted 136,313 new cases on Sunday, and at least 818 people died, according to a New York Times tracker . In the last week, the U.S. has averaged 162,007 cases a day, up 8% from the average two weeks ago. There were currently a record 93,219 COVID-19 patients in U.S. hospitals on Sunday, according to the COVID Tracking Project , topping Saturday's record of 91,635. Brazil has the second highest death toll at 171,460 and is third by cases at 6.2 million. India is second worldwide in cases with 9.43 million, and third in deaths at 137,139. Mexico has the fourth highest death toll at 105,655 and 11th highest case tally at 1.11 million. The U.K has 58,342 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world, and 1.62 million cases, or seventh highest in the world.

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