The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 114.8 million on Wednesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose above 2.55 million. The U.S. has the highest case tally in the world at 28.7 million and the highest death toll at 516,616. The U.S. added 57,789 new cases on Tuesday, according to a New York Times tracker, and at least 1,306 people died. The U.S. has averaged 65,468 cases a day in the past week, down 19% from two weeks ago. There was good news from President Joe Biden who said the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccine for all adults by the end of May – two months earlier than anticipated – and he pushed states to get at least one shot into the arms of teachers by the end of March to hasten school reopenings.
Brazil has the second highest death toll at 257,361 and is third by cases at 10.6 million. India is second worldwide in cases with 11.1 million, and fourth in deaths at 157,346. Mexico has the third highest death toll at 187,187 and 13th highest case tally at 2.1 million. The U.K. has 4.2 million cases and 123,530 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world.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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