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Coronavirus tally: Global COVID-19 cases top 161 million, while U.S. sees signs of normalization

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By Tomi Kilgore

The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 161.2 million on Friday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University , while the death toll rose topped 3.3 million. The U.S. continues to lead the world in total cases with 32.85 million and deaths with 584,495. But with nearly 119 million people fully vaccinated, about 36% of Americans can see some return to normalcy, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said fully vaccinated people "can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic." India remains a worrisome hotspot, with about 350,000 new cases on Friday and 4,000 new deaths. In total, India is second worldwide with 24.05 million cases and third with 262,317 deaths, while Brazil is third in cases with 15.43 million and second in deaths with 430,417.

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