US passes eight million confirmed coronavirus cases

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The United States on Friday crossed eight million confirmed coronavirus cases, according to a running tally by Johns Hopkins University.

The figure of 8,008,402 cases confirmed by tests is the highest in the world, with India second at 7.4 million and Brazil third with 5.1 million.

According to the tracker, more than 218,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the US, which is also a global high.

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