The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 111.7 million on Tuesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose above 2.47 million. The U.S. has the highest case tally in the world at 28.2 million and the highest death toll at 500,313, after surpassing the 500,000 level late Monday. President Joe Biden urged Americans to continue to comply with public safety measures until all have been vaccinated, at a candlelit ceremony to honor the U.S. dead. “Today I ask all Americans to remember. Remember those we lost, those we left behind,” he said. “But as we all remember, I also ask us to act, to remain vigilant, to stay socially distant, to mask up. Get vaccinated when it’s your turn. We must end the politics and misinformation that has divided families, communities and the country and has cost too many lives already. It’s not Democrats and Republicans who are dying from the virus, it’s our fellow Americans,” he said.
Brazil has the second highest death toll at 247,143 and is third by cases at 10.2 million. India is second worldwide in cases with 11 million, and now fourth in deaths at 156,463. Mexico has the third highest death toll at 180,536 and 13th highest case tally at 2 million. The U.K. has 4.1 million cases and 120,988 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world.