Global Covid caseload tops 286.4 million, deaths more than 5.42 million

Washington: The global coronavirus caseload has topped 286.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.42 million and vaccinations to over 9.09 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Friday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and the death toll stood at 286,433,032 and 5,428,687, respectively, while the total number of vaccine doses administered has increased to 9,094,962,455.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 54,286,545 and 824,277, according to the CSSE.

The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (34,822,040 infections and 480,860 deaths), followed by Brazil (22,281,649 infections and 619,248 deaths).

The other countries with over 5 million cases are the UK (12,820,359), Russia (10,299,923), France (9,845,282), Turkey (9,443,734), Germany (7,142,997), Iran (6,190,762), Spain (6,294,745), Italy (5,981,428), Argentina (5,606,745) and Colombia (5,138,603), the CSSE figures showed.

The nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are Russia (301,791), Mexico (298,944), Peru (202,524), the UK (148,893), Indonesia (144,081), Italy (137,247), Iran (131,527), Colombia (129,866), France (124,538), Argentina (117,146) and Germany (111,732).

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