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Global Covid caseload tops 282.7 million


Washington: The global coronavirus caseload has topped 282.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.41 million and vaccinations to over 9.02 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Wednesday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and the death toll stood at 282,776,134 and 5,413,836, respectively, while the total number of vaccine doses administered has increased to 9,027,898,645.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 53,170,421 and 820,708, according to the CSSE.

The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (34,799,691 infections and 480,290 deaths), followed by Brazil (22,259,270 infections and 618,978 deaths).

The other countries with over 5 million cases are the UK (12,406,690), Russia (10,258,052), Turkey (9,367,369), France (9,430,829), Germany (7,059,396), Iran (6,188,857), Spain (6,032,297), Italy (5,756,412), Argentina (5,514,207) and Colombia (5,132,277), the CSSE figures showed.

The nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are Russia (299,983), Mexico (298,819), Peru (202,524), the UK (148,488), Indonesia (144,071), Italy (136,955), Iran (131,474), Colombia (129,833), France (124,174), Argentina (117,085) and Germany (110,994).

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