Worldwide Covid caseload tops 345.8 million

According to Johns Hopkins University, the worldwide coronavirus caseload has exceeded 345.8 million, with over 5.58 million fatalities and over 9.76 billion immunizations, despite a continued resurgence across the world.

The University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) released its latest update on Saturday morning, revealing that the current global caseload and death toll were 345,813,395 and 5,583,886, respectively, while the total number of vaccine doses administered had increased to 9,764,354,039.

According to the CSSE, the United States continues to be the worst-affected country, with 70,209,352 cases and 864,553 fatalities. The second worst-hit country in terms of cases is India (38,566,027 infections and 488,396 deaths), followed by Brazil (23,766,499 infections and 622,875 deaths).

The other countries with over 5 million cases are France (16,116,748), the UK (15,814,535), Turkey (10,808,770), Russia (10,804,032), Italy (9,603,856), Spain (8,975,458), Germany (8,536,345), Argentina (7,694,506) Iran (6,241,843) and Colombia (5,686,065), the CSSE figures showed.

The nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are Russia (318,200), Mexico (302,390), Peru (203,868), the UK (154,000), Indonesia (144,201), Italy (142,963), Iran (132,172), Colombia (131,824), France (129,338), Argentina (118,969), Germany (116,555), Ukraine (105,545) and Poland (103,626).

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