Global Covid caseload tops 302.6 mn,5.47 mn deaths

Washington: Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 302.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.47 million and vaccinations to over 9.37 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Saturday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and the death toll stood at 302,679,314 and 5,478,980, respectively, while the total number of vaccine doses administered has increased to 9,373,736,128.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 59,166,756 and 836,477, according to the CSSE.

The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (35,226,386 and 483,178 infections and 482,876 deaths), followed by Brazil (22,328,252 infections and 619,654 deaths).

The other countries with over 5 million cases are the UK (14,279,785), France (11,618,224), Russia (10,437,471), Turkey (9,852,458), Germany (7,458,433), Spain (7,164,906), Italy (7,083,762), Iran (6,204,224), Argentina (6,135,836) and Colombia (5,268,862), the CSSE figures showed.

The nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are Russia (308,258), Mexico (299,970), Peru (202,934), the UK (150,222), Indonesia (144,121), Italy (138,697), Iran (131,821), Colombia (130,250), France (126,195), Argentina (117,428), Germany (113,717) and Ukraine (103,434).


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