Coronavirus tally: Global tally of COVID-19 deaths top 3.5 million; more than half of Americans are fully vaccinated

The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness rose to nearly 171 million on Tuesday, while the death toll topped 3.5 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. continued to hold the global lead, with 33.26 million cases and 594,568 deaths, but India is closing in to be second globally with 28.18 million cases and Brazil is second in deaths at 462,791. The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that 167.73 million Americans, or 50.5% of the total population, have received at least one vaccine dose, while 135.09 million people, or 40.7% of the population, have been fully vaccinated. Of people who are at least 65 years old, 74.8% have been fully vaccinated, while 51.5% of the adult population are now fully vaccinated.

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