: Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 192 million as Biden says children under 12 may soon be approved for shots #FinanceUSA #StockMarketNEWS The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness
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Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 192 million as Biden says children under 12 may soon be approved for shots #FinanceUSA #StockMarketNEWS
The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 192 million on Thursday, while the death toll climbed above 4.1 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. leads the world with a total of 34.2 million cases and in deaths with 609,862 as the highly infectious delta variant continues to spread fast, especially in states with low vaccination rates. President Joe Biden expressed frustration Wednesday over the slowing COVID-19 vaccination rate in the U.S. and pleaded that it's "gigantically important" for Americans to step up and get inoculated against the virus as it surges once again, the AP reported. Biden also said he expects that children under 12 will be approved for shots in the coming months.
India is second by cases at 31.3 million and third by deaths at 418,987, according to its official numbers, which are expected to be undercounted.
Brazil is second in deaths at 545,604 but is third in cases at 19.5 million. Mexico has fourth-highest death toll at 237,207 but has recorded just 2.7 million cases, according to its official numbers. In Europe, Russia continues to pull ahead of the U.K. by deaths at 149,012, while the U.K. has 129,182, making Russia the country with the fifth-highest death toll in the world and highest in Europe. The U.K. fully reopened its economy on Monday against the advice of healthcare experts, who are concerned at the continued rapid spread of cases there that is forcing many to isolate and quarantine.