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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 185.5 mn

IANS | July 09, 2021 09:07 AM

WASHINGTON: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 185.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4 million and vaccinations soared to over 3.35 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Friday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload, death toll and the total number of vaccine doses administered stood at 185, 500, 538, 4, 009, 084 and 3, 351, 337, 474, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 33, 790, 136 and 606, 468, respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 30, 709, 557 cases.

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (18, 962, 762), France (5, 861, 128), Russia (5, 638, 901), Turkey (5, 465, 094), the UK (5, 040, 053), Argentina (4, 613, 019), Colombia (4, 450, 086), Italy (4, 267, 105), Spain (3, 915, 313), Germany (3, 741, 470) and Iran (3, 327, 526), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 530, 179 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 100, 000 are India (405, 028), Mexico (234, 458), Peru (193, 743), Russia (138, 441), the UK (128, 601), Italy (127, 731), France (111, 473) and Colombia (111, 155).

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