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Coronavirus tally: U.S. daily case and death tally edges up, but average for the week falls 18%

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By Tomi Kilgore

The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed to 120,273,942 on Tuesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University , with the U.S. accounting for nearly one-quarter of the cases with 29,495,422. The global death toll grew to 2,662,067, while the U.S. death count rose to 535,628, or one-fifth of the worldwide total. On Monday, new cases increased to at least 57,081 from 38,034 on Sunday, and deaths rose to at least 751 people from 572 the day before, according to a New York Times tracker . The daily average of new cases over the past week was 55,153, down 18% from the average two weeks earlier. On the vaccine front, the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that 135,847,835 vaccine doses have been delivered, while 109,081,860 arms have been jabbed, including 71,054,445 people who have received at least one dose and 38,335,432 people who have been fully vaccinated. Outside of the U.S., Brazil has the second highest death toll at 279,286 and is second by cases at 11,519,609. India is third worldwide in cases with 11,409,831 million and fourth in deaths at 158,856. Mexico has the third highest death toll at 194,944 and 13th highest case tally at 2,167,729. The U.K. has the fifth-most cases at 4,276,840, while the death toll of 125,817 is fifth highest in the world and the highest in Europe.

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