The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness rose to 147.9 million on Tuesday, as the death toll increased to 3.12 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. continues to lead the world in cases and deaths by wide margins, with 32.1 million cases, or more than a fifth of the global total, and 572,674 deaths, or almost a fifth of the worldwide toll.
India is second to the U.S. by cases at 17.6 million after recording more than 320,000 new cases and 2,771 deaths on Tuesday, according to the New York Times. It was its sixth straight day with more than 300,000 cases and countries around the world have started to send help in the form of oxygen supplies, PPE and tests. The U.S. said Monday it would start sharing its pipeline of COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca once the vaccine clears federal safety reviews, the White House told the Associated Press on Monday, with as many as 60 million doses expected to be available for export in the coming months.
Brazil is third with 14.4 million cases and second by fatalities at 391,936. Mexico has the third-highest death toll at 215,113 and 2.3 million cases, or 15th highest tally. The U.K. has 4.4 million cases and 127,688 deaths, the fifth-highest in the world and highest in Europe.
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