Global Covid caseload tops 288.1 mn

Washington: The global coronavirus caseload has topped 288.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.43 million and vaccinations to over 9.14 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Saturday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and the death toll stood at 288,173,131 and 5,436,175, respectively, while the total number of vaccine doses administered has increased to 9,144,469,281.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 54,743,982 and 825,536, according to the CSSE.

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The second worst-hit country in terms of cases in India (34,838,804 infections and 481,080 deaths), followed by Brazil (22,291,839 infections and 619,334 deaths).

The other countries with over 5 million cases are the UK (13,011,556), Russia (10,320,405), France (10,077,783), Turkey (9,484,520), Germany (7,193,186), Iran (6,194,401), Spain (6,294,745), Italy (6,125,683), Argentina (5,654,408) and Colombia (5,157,440), the CSSE figures showed.

The nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are Russia (302,671), Mexico (299,428), Peru (202,653), the UK (149,096), Indonesia (144,094), Italy (137,402), Iran (131,606), Colombia (129,942), France (124,729), Argentina (117,169) and Germany (112,111).

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