GLOBAL CASES OF COVID-19 TOP 85 MILLION

The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 rose above 85 million on Monday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose above 1.8 million.

The U.S. has the highest case tally in the world at 20.6 million and the highest death toll at 351,590, or more than a fifth of the global total. The U.S. counted at least 201,476 new cases on Sunday, and at least 1,353 people died, according to a New York Times tracker. In the last week, the U.S. has averaged 212,893 cases a day, down 1% from the average two weeks ago.

Numbers are often under counted at the weekend because staffing at many centers is reduced. There are currently a record 125,544 COVID-19 patients in U.S. hospitals, according to the COVID Tracking Project, breaking the record set on Dec. 31.

Brazil has the second highest death toll at 196,018 and is third by cases at 7.7 million. India is second worldwide in cases with 10.3 million, and third in deaths at 149,649.

Mexico has the fourth highest death toll at 127,213 and 13th highest case tally at 1.4 million. Italy has 75,332 fatalities, the highest in Europe, and 2.2 million cases. The U.K. has 2.7 million cases and 75,137 deaths, second-highest in Europe and sixth highest in the world.