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April 20, 2021, 6:38 a.m. EDT

Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 142 million and U.S. death toll nears 568,000

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By Ciara Linnane

The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness rose above 142 million on Tuesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University , as the death toll climbed above 3.03 million, after breaching the 3 million mark on Saturday. The U.S. leads the world in cases and deaths by wide margins, with 31.7 million cases, or more than 20% of the global total, while the 567,729 death toll makes up about 20% of the global toll. The U.S. added at least 70,355 new cases and 483 new deaths on Monday, according to a New York Times tracker. The U.S. has averaged 67,175 cases a day in the past week, up 4% from the average two weeks ago. But the global case tally hit an almost record of more than 750,000 on Sunday and Monday, according to the Washington Post, as India and Brazil remain hot spots. The State Department is expected later Tuesday to add the number of countries on its "Do Not Travel" list to 80% of the world from 16%, the paper reported. Outside of the U.S., India has the second highest number of cases at 15.3 million, and is fourth globally by deaths at 180,530. Brazil is third by cases at 13.9 million and second with a death toll of 374,682. Mexico is third by deaths at 212,466 and 14th highest by cases at 2.3 million. The U.K. has 4.4 million cases and 127,524 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world.

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