Global Covid caseload tops 427.3 mn

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The global coronavirus caseload has topped 427.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.90 million and vaccinations to over 10.40 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University…reports Asian Lite News

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 427,358,056 and 5,904,723, respectively, while the total number of vaccine doses administered has increased to 10,403,327,225.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 78,642,385 and 938,938, according to the CSSE.

The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (42,851,929 infections and 512,344 deaths), followed by Brazil (28,353,689 infections and 645,665 deaths).

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The other countries with over 5 million cases are France (22,577,226), the UK (18,826,750), Russia (15,430,540), Germany (13,873,413), Turkey (13,675,581), Italy (12,554,596), Spain (10,880,193), Argentina (8,855,624), Iran (6,983,635), the Netherlands (6,242,689), Colombia (6,052,126), Poland (5,538,477), Mexico (5,418,257) and Indonesia (5,289,414), the CSSE figures showed.

The nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are Russia (340,101), Mexico (315,786), Peru (209,641), the UK (161,384), Italy (153,512), Indonesia (146,798), Colombia (138,285), France (138,314), Iran (135,499), Argentina (125,618), Germany (121,671), Ukraine (111,862) and Poland (110,157).