Global Covid-19 caseload tops 197.7 mn

Washington, Aug 1 (IANS): The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 197.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.21 million and vaccinations soared to over 4.07 billion, according to the 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, death toll stood and vaccination tally stood at 197,764,668, 4,215,862 and 4,078,901,841, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 34,974,823 and 613,133, respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 31,613,993 cases.

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (19,917,855), France (6,190,334), Russia (6,185,249), the UK (5,883,421), Turkey (5,704,713), Argentina (4,929,764), Colombia (4,785,320), Spain (4,447,044), Italy (4,350,028), Iran (3,871,008), Germany (3,776,724) and Indonesia (3,409,658), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 556,370 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are India (423,810), Mexico (240,456), Peru (196,214), Russia (155,952), the UK (129,949), Italy (128,063), Colombia (120,723), France (112,055) and Argentina (105,721).


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