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Coronavirus instances are the highest 10 million worldwide with almost half 1,000,000 deaths – and 25% are in the USA

A man wearing a PSA mask passes a mural on the side of a building in Midtown New York City on June 26, 2020.

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide exceeded 10 million on Sunday, with the United States leading according to Johns Hopkins University.

About a quarter of the cases – 2,510,323 – are in the USA, followed by Brazil with 1.3 million, Russia with just over 633,500 and India with around 528,800 [as of Sunday morning ET]. According to the latest JHU numbers, which are again led by the United States and have reported 125,539 deaths, the worldwide number of deaths is 499,124 at half a million.

There have been several consecutive days of record-breaking coronavirus cases in the United States after a number of states quickly lifted the restrictions to reopen their economies.

The additional 45,255 Covid-19 cases reported across the country on Friday were led by leaders in several states, including Texas, Arizona, Florida, California and Nevada. These are the 34 states in which cases increase by 5% or more on average over seven days.

As of Friday, the 7-day average of new cases in the US rose by more than 41% compared to the previous week. Texas, Arizona, Florida, and Washington state governors have announced that they will postpone their plans to reopen or put them on hold. Texas and Arizona reported 57% and 36% more hospital admissions than last week on Friday, based on an average of seven days. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said his state's hospitals "are likely to reach surge capacity very soon."

"There are more cases. There are more hospitalizations in some of these places and you will see more deaths soon," said the White House Health Advisor, Dr. Anthony Fauci, on Friday in an interview with CNBC's Meg Tirrell.

"Even though deaths are falling as a country, it doesn't mean you won't see them now," he said.

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