Global COVID-19 cases near 190 mn

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 31,064,908 cases.
Global COVID-19 cases near 190 mn
A healthcare worker in PPE kit interacts with COVID-19 patients at CWG COVID care center, in New Delhi on Tuesday, 29 June 2021.File/ANI

Washington, July 18: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 189.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.08 million and vaccinations soared to over 3.59 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 and the total number of vaccine doses administered stood at 189,924,297, 4,081,385 and 3,596,183,765, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 34,067,424 and 608,881, respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 31,064,908 cases.

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (19,342,448), France (5,917,397), Russia (5,860,113), Turkey (5,522,039), the UK (5,407,428), Argentina (4,749,443), Colombia (4,621,260), Italy (4,284,332), Spain (4,100,222), Germany (3,751,253) and Iran (3,501,079), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 541,266 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are India (413,091), Mexico (236,015), Peru (194,935), Russia (145,222), the UK (128,960), Italy (127,864), France (111,657), Colombia (115,831) and Argentina (101,434).

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