Global Covid caseload tops 254.3 mn

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The global coronavirus caseload has topped 254.3 million while the deaths have surged to more than 5.10 million and vaccinations to over 7.54 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University…reports Asian Lite News

In its latest update on Tuesday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload stands at 254,317,843. The death toll and the total number of vaccine doses administered stood at 5,114,140 and 7,542,655,690, respectively.

Global Covid caseload tops 254.3 mn

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 47,308,698 and 765,762, according to the CSSE.

The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (34,456,401 infections and 463,852 deaths), followed by Brazil (21,965,684 infections and 611,478 deaths).

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The other worst countries with over 5 million cases are the UK (9,686,363), Russia (9,686,363), Turkey (8,459,089), France (7,413,180), Iran (6,051,642), Argentina (5,308,781), Spain (5,061,045), Germany (5,144,827) and Colombia (5,036,287), the CSSE figures showed.

Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are Mexico (291,204), Russia (253,009), Peru (200,695), Indonesia (143,685), the UK (143,598), Italy (132,893), Colombia (127,865), Iran (128,406), France (119,225) and Argentina (116,294).