The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness rose above 136.7 million on Tuesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, as the death toll climbed above 2.94 million. The U.S. leads the world in cases and deaths by wide margins, with 31.3 million cases, or about 23% of the global total, while the 562,533 death toll make of about 19% of the global toll. The U.S. added at least 72,286 new cases and 476 new deaths on Monday, according to a New York Times tracker. The U.S. has averaged 69,030 cases per day in the past week, up 6% from the average two weeks ago. The rise in new cases comes despite the continued increase in vaccinations. More than 189.6 million doses have been administered and more than 120.8 million Americans -- 36.4% of the total population -- have received at least one dose, with more than 74 million people, or 22.3% of the population, being fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Outside of the U.S., India has replaced Brazil as the country with the second highest number of cases at 13.7 million, and is fourth globally by deaths at 171,058. Brazil is third by cases at 13.5 million and second with a death toll of 354,617. Mexico is third by deaths at 209,702 and 14th highest by cases at 2.3 million. The U.K. has 4.38 million cases and 127,346 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world.