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June 7, 2021, 7:24 a.m. EDT

Coronavirus tally: Global cases top 173 million, while U.S. cases and deaths decline

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By Tomi Kilgore

The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness rose to 173.34 million on Monday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University , while deaths increased to 3,730,065. The U.S. remained in the lead globally in cases with 33.36 million and deaths with 597,631, JHU data show, but the seven-day average for cases has fallen 45% from two weeks ago to 13,927, according to a New York Times tracker, for deaths has dropped 44% to 437. On Sunday, daily new cases fell to 6,067 from 10,437 on June 5, according to a New York Times tracker , while deaths dropped to 253 from 370. The declines come as total vaccinations administered topped 300 million, according to data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , with 138.97 million people, or 41.9% of the total population, now fully vaccinated. On a global basis, India was second in cases at 28.91 million on Monday, followed by Brazil at 16.95 million, according to JHU data, while Brazil was second in deaths at 473,404 and India was third at 349,186.

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