Global Covid caseload tops 417.4 mn

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The global coronavirus caseload has topped 417.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.84 million and vaccinations to over 10.25 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University…reports Asian Lite News

In its latest update on Thursday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and the death toll stood at 417,467,901 and 5,849,166, respectively, while the total number of vaccine doses administered has increased to 10,257,109,696.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 78,169,874 and 928,490, according to the CSSE.

The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (42,723,558 infections and 509,872 deaths), followed by Brazil (27,819,996 infections and 641,096 deaths).

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The other countries with over 5 million cases are France (22,130,264), the UK (18,575,733), Russia (14,445,698), Turkey (13,173,859), Germany (12,927,635), Italy (12,265,343), Spain (10,744,394), Argentina (8,783,208), Iran (6,876,565), Colombia (6,026,988), the Netherlands (5,995,889), Poland (5,434,424) and Mexico (5,321,744), the CSSE figures showed.

The nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are Russia (335,521), Mexico (313,608), Peru (208,622), the UK (160,599), Italy (151,962), Indonesia (145,622), Colombia (137,439), France (136,856), Iran (134,238), Argentina (124,765), Germany (120,537), Ukraine (110,427) and Poland (108,887).