Global Covid-19 caseload tops 214.5 mn

Washington, Aug 27 : The global coronavirus caseload has topped 214.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.47 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.07 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Friday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload, death toll and vaccination tally stood at 214,521,191, 4,472,870 and 5,079,847,363, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 38,374,252 and 633,479, respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 32,558,530 cases.

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (20,676,561), France (6,777,676), Russia (6,728,699), the UK (6,659,904), Turkey (6,293,267), Argentina (5,161,926), Colombia (4,899,085), Spain (4,822,320), Iran (4,833,135), Italy (4,509,611), Indonesia (4,043,736), Germany (3,914,069) and Mexico (3,271,128), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 577,565 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are India (436,365), Mexico (255,452), Peru (198,031), Russia (176,127), the UK (132,465), Italy (128,957), Indonesia (130,182), Colombia (124,567), France (114,269), Argentina (111,117) and Iran (104,716).



Source: IANS