Global Covid caseload rises to 484.9 million, deaths reach 6.13 million



The global caseload has topped 484.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 6.13 million and vaccinations to over 10.90 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.


In its latest update on Wednesday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and the death toll stood at 484,949,584 and 6,132,345, respectively, while the total number of vaccine doses administered has increased to 10,903,315,392.





The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 80,019,128 and 978,648, according to the CSSE.


India accounts for the second highest caseload at 43,021,982.


The other countries with over 10 million cases are Brazil (29,887,191) France (25,464,389), the UK (21,145,773), Germany (20,676,227), Russia (17,544,419), Turkey (14,831,231), Italy (14,496,579), South Korea (12,774,956) and Spain (11,508,309), the CSSE figures showed.


The nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are Brazil (659,508), India (521,070), Russia (360,674), Mexico (322,761), Peru (212,157), the UK (165,569), Italy (159,054), Indonesia (154,882), France (143,019), Iran (140,109), Colombia (139,595), Argentina (127,970), Germany (128,871), Poland (114,939), Ukraine (112,459) and Spain (102,218).


–IANS


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