Global Covid-19 caseload tops 184mn

A man receives a COVID-19 vaccine during a vaccination campaign for healthcare professionals in Nice, southern France, on Jan. 5, 2021. (Photo by Serge Haouzi/Xinhua)

Washington, July 6 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 184 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.98 million and vaccinations soared to over 3.2 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Tuesday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload, death toll and the total number of vaccine doses administered stood at 184,104,804, 3,983,508 and 3,220,930,100, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 33,722,994 and 605,567, respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 30,585,229 cases.

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (18,792,511), France (5,848,973), Russia (5,568,104), Turkey (5,440,368), the UK (4,947,274), Argentina (4,552,750), Colombia (4,375,861), Italy (4,263,797), Spain (3,866,475), Germany (3,738,862) and Iran (3,270,843), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 525,112 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are India (402,728), Mexico (233,689), Peru (193,230), Russia (136,279), the UK (128,495, Italy (127,680), France (111,360) and Colombia (109,466).

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