Global Covid Caseload Tops 494.8 Million


Washington: The global Covid caseload has topped 494.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 6.16 million and vaccinations to over 11 billion, according to 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 and the death toll stood at 494,869,118 and 6,165,880, respectively, while the total number of vaccine doses administered has increased to 11,066,433,437.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 80,248,986 and 983,797 respectively, according to the CSSE.

India accounts for the second highest caseload at 43,030,925.


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