The United States surpassed 5 million confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday, while deaths attributed to COVID-19 crossed 162,000. The U.S. continues to lead the world in both categories, and accounts for about a quarter of global cases. A new report released Sunday by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association found that during the last two weeks of July, at least 97,000 children in the United States tested positive for the coronavirus, with more than seven out of 10 infections reported in southern and western states. Elsewhere, Brazil became the second country after the U.S. to reach the grim milestone of 100,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths, data collected by Johns Hopkins University shows.

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