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March 17, 2021, 6:24 a.m. EDT

Coronavirus tally: Daily U.S. deaths rise above 1,200 as new cases slip

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By Tomi Kilgore

The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed to 120,745,792 as of Wednesday morning, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University , with the U.S. accounting for 24.5% of the cases with 29,549,556. The global death toll grew to 2,671,764, while the U.S. death count rose to 536,922, or 20.1% of the worldwide total. On Tuesday, the number of new cases fell to at least 54,437 from 57,081 on Monday, while deaths increased to 1,245 people from 751 the day before, according to a New York Times tracker . For vaccines, the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that 142,918,525 vaccine doses have been delivered and a total of 110,737,856 doses have been administered. There have been 72,135,616 people who have received at least one dose, or 21.7% of the population, and 39,042,345 people, or 11.8% of the population, have been fully vaccinated. Outside of the U.S., Brazil has the second highest death toll at 282,127 and is second by cases at 11,603,535. India is third worldwide in cases with 11,438,734 million and fourth in deaths at 159,044.

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