Global COVID cases near 243m

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 242.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.93 million and vaccinations soared to over 6.76 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Iran PressAmerica: In its latest update on Saturday 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 242,918,979, 4,936,844, and 6,763,349,919, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 45,380,032 and 735,169, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in second place with 34,143,236 cases.

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (21,711,843), the UK (8,730,715), Russia (8,041,581).


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