Global Covid caseload tops 348.5 mn

Washington, Jan 23 (IANS): Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 348.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.59 million and vaccinations to over 9.77 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Sunday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and the death toll stood at 348,593,143 and 5,590,277, respectively, while the total number of vaccine doses administered has increased to 9,779,859,107.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 70,466,436 and 865,310, according to the CSSE.

The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (38,903,731 infections and 488,884 deaths), followed by Brazil (23,931,609 infections and 623,191 deaths).

The other countries with over 5 million cases are France (16,506,090), 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 (129,505), Argentina (118,969), Germany (116,555), Ukraine (105,545) and Poland (103,626).



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