Worldwide Covid caseload tops 369.4 million

Data released by Johns Hopkins University, the worldwide coronavirus caseload has surpassed 369.4 million, with over 5.64 million fatalities and over 9.92 billion immunizations, despite an ongoing 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 369,440,775 and 5,648,611, respectively, while the total number of vaccine doses administered had increased to 9,926,334,578. According to the CSSE, the United States continues to be the worst-affected country, with 74,058,529 cases and 882,275 fatalities. 

The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (40,622,709 infections and 492,327 deaths), followed by Brazil (25,050,601 infections and 626,170 deaths).

The other countries with over 5 million cases are France (18,596,157), the UK (16,447,349), Turkey (11,343,693), Russia (11,217,423), Italy (10,683,948), Spain (9,779,130), Germany (9,524,797), Argentina (8,271,636), Iran (6,293,695) and Colombia (5,816,462), the CSSE figures showed.

The nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are Russia (322,135), Mexico (303,776), Peru (204,769), the UK (155,841), Italy (145,537), Indonesia (144,261), Colombia (133,292), Iran (132,333), France (131,271), Argentina (120,657), Germany (117,560), Ukraine (106,373) and Poland (104,636).

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