The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 111.4 million on Monday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose above 2.46 million. The U.S. has the highest case tally in the world at 28.1 million and the highest death toll at 498,901. The U.S. added at least 55,195 new cases on Sunday, according to a New York Times tracker , and counted at least 1,247 deaths. Case numbers have been declining, however. The U.S. averaged 66,393 new cases a day in the past week, down 44% from the average two weeks ago. President Joe Biden will hold a candle lit ceremony later Monday to honor the U.S. dead.Brazil has the second highest death toll at 246,504 and is third by cases at 10.2 million. India is second worldwide in cases with 11 million, and now fourth in deaths at 156,385. Mexico has the third highest death toll at 180,107 and 13th highest case tally at 2 million. The U.K. has 4.1 million cases and 120,810 deaths, the highest in Europe and fifth highest in the world.