Global Covid-19 caseload tops 200 mn mark


By NS Desk 05-Aug-2021

Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) In a grim development, the global coronavirus caseload has topped the 200 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.25 million and vaccinations soared to over 4.26 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Thursday 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 200,152,057, 4,255,443 and 4,265,574,682, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 35,331,699 and 614,803, respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 31,769,132 cases.

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (20,026,533), Russia (6,274,006), France (6,270,961), the UK (5,980,887), Turkey (5,822,487), Argentina (4,975,616), Colombia (4,815,063), Spain (4,544,576), Italy (4,369,964), Iran (4,019,084), Germany (3,786,003) and Indonesia (3,532,567), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 559,607 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are India (425,757), Mexico (241,936), Peru (196,673), Russia (159,032), the UK (130,300), Italy (128,136), Colombia (121,695), France (112,215), Argentina (106,747) and Indonesia (100,636).



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