The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness rose above 149.6 million on Thursday, as the death toll climbed above 3.15 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. continues to lead the world in cases and deaths by wide margins, with 32.2 million cases, or more than a fifth of the global total, and 574,329 deaths, or almost a fifth of the worldwide toll.
India is second to the U.S. by cases at 18.4 million after recording 379,257 new cases in a single day, to break a record it set a day ago, according to the Indian Health Ministry, and 3,645 deaths. The U.S. is advising its citizens to leave India as soon as it is safe, as hospitals continue to clamor for vital supplies, including oxygen, PPE and tests. The U.S. is sending more than $100 million in supplies.
Brazil is third with 14.5 million cases and second by fatalities at 398,185. Mexico has the third-highest death toll at 215,918 and 2.3 million cases, or 15th highest tally. The U.K. has 4.4 million cases and 127,734 deaths, the fifth-highest in the world and highest in Europe.