The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness rose above 148.7 million on Wednesday, as the death toll climbed above 3.13 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 32.2 million cases, or more than a fifth of the global total, and 573,381 deaths, or almost a fifth of the worldwide toll.
India is second to the U.S. by cases at 17.9 million after recording 357,000 new cases in a single day, to break a record it set just days ago, according to the New York Times, and 3,293 deaths. It was its seventh 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.
Brazil is third with 14.4 million cases and second by fatalities at 395,022. Mexico has the third-highest death toll at 215,547 and 2.3 million cases, or 15th highest tally. The U.K. has 4.4 million cases and 127,705 deaths, the fifth-highest in the world and highest in Europe.
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