Global Covid-19 caseload tops 207.7 mn

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People wait to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in Rome, Italy, on July 6, 2021. (Photo by Alberto Lingria/Xinhua/IANS)

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 207.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.37 million and vaccinations soared to over 4.70 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Tuesday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload, death toll and vaccination tally stood at 207,798,567, 4,370,447 and 4,703,578,751, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 36,884,777 and 622,292, respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 32,225,513 cases.

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (20,378,570), Russia (6,531,585), France (6,476,855), the UK (6,325,515), Turkey (6,096,786), Argentina (5,088,271), Colombia (4,870,922), Spain (4,719,266), Italy (4,444,338), Iran (4,467,015), Indonesia (3,871,738), Germany (3,831,827) and Mexico (3,101,266), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 569,492 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are India (431,642), Mexico (248,167), Peru (197,393), Russia (168,384), the UK (131,296), Italy (128,456), Colombia (123,580), Indonesia (118,833), France (112,787) and Argentina (109,105).

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