The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 109.9 million on Thursday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose above 2.43 million. The U.S. has the highest case tally in the world at 27.8 million and the highest death toll at 490,550. The U.S. added at least 70,142 new cases on Wednesday, according to a New York Times tracker , and counted at least 2,471 deaths. Case numbers have been declining, however. The U.S. averaged 77,661 new cases a day in the past week, down 43% from the average two weeks ago. Brazil has the second highest death toll at 242,090 and is third by cases at 9.9 million. India is second worldwide in cases with 10.9 million, and now fourth in deaths at 156,014. Mexico has the third highest death toll at 177,061 and 13th highest case tally at 2 million. The U.K. has 4 million cases and 119,159 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world.