According to Johns Hopkins University, the worldwide coronavirus caseload has surpassed 319.8 million, with over 5.52 million fatalities and over 9.55 billion immunizations, despite a continued recurrence across the world.
The University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) released its latest update on Friday morning, revealing that the current global caseload and death toll were 319,871,018 and 5,520,191, respectively, while the total number of vaccine doses administered had increased to 9,552,790,916.
The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 64,044,568 and 846,371, according to the CSSE.
The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (36,317,927 infections and 485,035 deaths), followed by Brazil (22,822,177 infections and 620,830 deaths).
The other countries with over 5 million cases are the UK (15,064,590), France (13,348,154), Russia (10,541,870), Turkey (10,273,170), Italy (8,155,645), Spain (7,930,528), Germany (7,805,161), Argentina (6,793,119) Iran (6,214,781) and Colombia (5,440,981), the CSSE figures showed.
The nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are Russia (312,733), Mexico (300,574), Peru (203,157), the UK (151,833), Indonesia (144,155), Italy (140,188), Iran (132,002), Colombia (130,625), France (127,519), Argentina (117,808), Germany (115,172) and Ukraine (104,367).