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July 28, 2021, 6:58 a.m. EDT

Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 195.3 million and U.S. government may mandate vaccines for federal workers

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By Ciara Linnane

The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 195.3 million on Wednesday, while the death toll climbed above 4.17 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University . The U.S. leads the world with a total of 34.6 million cases and in deaths with 611,288 as the highly infectious delta variant continues to spread fast, especially in states with low vaccination rates. The federal government is weighing whether to have all federal employees vaccinated against COVID-19. President Joe Biden told reporters such a requirement is "under consideration," as he visited an intelligence facility in Virginia. Biden's statement followed a change in policy by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is now recommending vaccinated people resume wearing masks indoors in areas with high COVID transmission. India is second by cases at 31.5 million and third by deaths at 422,022, according to its official numbers, which are expected to be undercounted. Brazil is second in deaths at 551,835, but is third in cases at 19.7 million. Mexico has fourth-highest death toll at 239,078 but has recorded just 2.8 million cases, according to its official numbers. In Europe, Russia continues to pull ahead of the U.K. by deaths at 153,620, while the U.K. has 129,591, making Russia the country with the fifth-highest death toll in the world and highest in Europe.

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