The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 45 million on Friday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose to 1.18 million. The U.S. has the highest case total at 8.9 million and deaths at 228,669. The U.S. counted more than 90,000 new cases on Thursday, according to a New York Times tracker, boosting the seven-day average to 77,825 cases, a 42% increase from two weeks ago. The Times tracker puts the total U.S. case tally above 9 million.
Brazil has the second highest death toll at 158,969 and is third by cases at 5.5 million. India is second in cases with 8.1 million, and third in deaths at 121,090. Mexico has the fourth highest death toll at 90,773 and 10th highest case tally at 912,811. The U.K has 46,045 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world, and 968,456 cases.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
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