Global Covid cases top 503.5m, death toll passes 6.19m mark
The number of coronavirus cases worldwide topped 503.5 million, while deaths jumped to more than 6.19 million and vaccinations jumped to more than 11.16 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 case count and death toll stood at 503,503,651 and 6, respectively. 195,515, while the total number of vaccine doses administered rose to 11,163,943,559.
The United States continues to be the worst-affected country with the highest number of cases and deaths in the world at 80,612,659 and 988,558 respectively, according to the CSSE.
India accounts for the second highest number of cases with 43,039,972.
Other countries with more than 10 million cases are Brazil (30,247,302), France (27,762,686), Germany (23,339,311), United Kingdom (21,916,961), Russia (17 790,211), South Korea (16,212,751), Italy (15,595,302), Turkey (14,987,583), Spain (11,627,487) and Vietnam (10,394,533).
Countries with a death toll over 100,000 are Brazil (662,154), India (521,743), Russia (365,540), Mexico (323,891), Peru (212,565), United Kingdom (172,014), Italy (161,469), Indonesia (155,820), France (145,098), Iran (140,777), Colombia (139,741), Germany (132,900), Argentina ( 128,327), Poland (115,809), Spain (103,104) and South Africa (100,142).
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