Global Covid caseload tops 400 mn (Ld)

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 400 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.76 million and vaccinations to over 10.09 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 400,487,672 and 5,762,582, respectively, while the total number of vaccine doses administered has increased to 10,096,476,161.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 77,051,222 and 908,816, according to the CSSE.

The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (42,339,611 infections and 504,062 deaths), followed by Brazil (26,793,497 infections and 634,118 deaths).

The other countries with over 5 million cases are France (21,174,600), the UK (18,055,318), Russia (12,946,888), Turkey (12,446,111), Italy (11,765,767), Germany (11,411,464), Spain (10,439,302), Argentina (8,648,075), Iran (6,657,842), Colombia (5,985,516), Poland (5,217,106) and Mexico (5,160,767), the CSSE figures showed.

The nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are Russia (329,951), Mexico (309,752), Peru (207,114), the UK (159,220), Italy (149,512), Indonesia (144,719), Colombia (136,197), France (134,609), Iran (133,048), Argentina (123,227), Germany (119,023), Ukraine (108,417) and Poland (106,894).




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