Covid-19 caseload tops 60 million in US

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The US’ Covid-19 fatalities, also the highest in the world, makies up for more than 15 per cent of the global death toll….reports Asian Lite News

As the world is battling another wave of the Covid-19 pandemic fuelled by the new Omicron variant, the US, currently the worst-hit country, has registered more than 60 million cases as of Monday, making up for about 20 per cent of the global infection tally, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Monday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the country’s overall caseload and the death toll stood at 61,457,928 and 839,451, respectively, while the total number of vaccine doses administered has increased to 516,880,436.

The US’ Covid-19 fatalities, also the highest in the world, makies up for more than 15 per cent of the global death toll.

The country’s infection tally had reached 10 million on November 9, 2020, crossed 20 million on January 1, 2021, exceeded 30 million on March 24, surpassed 40 million on September 6, and amounted to 50 million on December 13.

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Monday’s grim milestone comes as the US is now averaging more than 700,000 new coronavirus cases per day, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Meanwhile, amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 309.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.49 million and vaccinations to over 9.44 billion, according to 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 and the death toll stood at 309,997,915 and 5,494,246, respectively, while the total number of vaccine doses administered has increased to 9,442,973,033.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 61,457,928 and 839,451, according to the CSSE.

The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (35,707,727 infections and 483,936 deaths), followed by Brazil (22,529,183 infections and 620,251 deaths).

The other countries with over 5 million cases are the UK (14,706,565), France (12,312,242), Russia (10,485,705), Turkey (10,045,658), Germany (7,570,361), Italy (7,554,344), Spain (7,457,300), Argentina (6,399,196) Iran (6,208,337) and Colombia (5,357,767), the CSSE figures showed.

The nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are Russia (310,513), Mexico (300,334), Peru (203,067), the UK (150,712), Indonesia (144,136), Italy (139,265), Iran (131,915), Colombia (130,395), France (126,708), Argentina (117,543), Germany (114,127) and Ukraine (103,716).

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