The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness rose to 152.9 million on Monday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose to 3.2 million. The U.S. continues to lead the world in cases and deaths by wide margins, with 32.4 million cases, or more than a fifth of the global total, and 577,045 deaths, or almost a fifth of the worldwide toll.
India is second to the U.S. by cases at 19.9 million after recording 368,147 new cases on Monday and 3,417 deaths, according to the Associated Press. Over the weekend, India counted more than 400,000 news cases in a single day to set a fresh global record. The Delhi High Court said it would start punishing government officials if supplies of oxygen are not delivered to hospitals, the AP reported.
Brazil is third with 14.8 million cases and second by fatalities at 407,639. India has replaced Mexico as country with third-highest death toll of 218,959. Mexico has the fourth-highest death toll at 217,233 and 2.3 million cases, or 15th highest tally. The U.K. has 4.4 million cases and 127,796 deaths, the fifth-highest in the world and highest in Europe.
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