The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 107.4 million on Thursday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose above 2.35 million. The U.S. has the highest case tally in the world at 27.3 million and the highest death toll at 471,764, or about a fifth of the global total. The U.S. added at least 94,855 new cases on Wednesday, according to a New York Times tracker , and counted at least 3,252 deaths. Case numbers have been declining, however. The U.S. averaged 104,554 new cases a day in the past week, down 36% from the average two weeks ago. There was bad news for California, which on Wednesday surpassed New York as the state with the most COVID deaths, according to the Times. Los Angeles is temporarily closing five vaccination sites, because of a shortage of vaccines.
Brazil has the second highest death toll at 234,850 and is third by cases at 9.7 million. India is second worldwide in cases with 10.9 million, and now fourth in deaths at 155,360. Mexico has the third highest death toll at 169,670 and 13th highest case tally at 1.9 million. The U.K. has 3.9 million cases and 115,070 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world.
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