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Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 30 million, 946,490 deaths and U.S. death toll close to 200,000

The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 30 million on Friday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose to 946,490. At least 20.5 million people have recovered. The U.S. has the highest tallies in the world with 6.7 million cases and 197,644 deaths. Brazil has the second highest death toll at 134,935 and third highest case tally at 4.5 million. India is third with 84,372 deaths and second with 5.2 million cases. Mexico is fourth with 72,179 deaths and seventh with 684,113 cases. The U.K. has 41,794 deaths and 384,087 cases, the highest death toll in Europe and fifth-highest in the world. Controversial coronavirus-testing guidelines posted on the CDC website that said asymptomatic people don’t need to get tested even if they have been exposed to the virus were not actually written by the CDC, the New York Times reported Thursday, and were posted over the objections of CDC scientists.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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