Global Covid-19 caseload scales up 340.4 million

WASHINGTON: According to Johns Hopkins University, the global coronavirus caseload has surpassed 340.4 million, with over 5.57 million deaths and over 9.73 billion immunizations, despite a continued recurrence around 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 340,436,494 and 5,573,087, respectively, while the total number of vaccine doses administered had increased to 9,739,772,480.  According to the CSSE, the United States continues to be the worst-affected country, with 69,270,650 illnesses and 860,145 deaths.

India is the country with the second-highest number of cases (38,218,773 infections and 487,693 fatalities), followed by Brazil (23,595,178 infections and 622,476 deaths).

The UK (15,716,908), France (14,285,306), Russia (10,754,905), Turkey (10,736,215), Italy (9,418,256), Spain (8,834,363), Germany (8,397,340), Argentina (7,576,335), Iran (6,236,567), and Colombia (5,655,026) are the other nations with over 5 million instances, according to CSSE estimates. Russia (317,523), Mexico (302,112), Peru (203,750), the United Kingdom (153,708), Indonesia (144,199), Italy (142,590), Iran (132,152), Colombia (131,627)

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