Published: 05th August 2021
COVID-19 continues to thrive as global caseload tops 200 mn mark. Here's how India is faring
The pandemic shows no signs of abating as countries continue to battle variants and sluggish vaccination rates
In a grim development, the global coronavirus caseload has topped the 200 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.25 million and vaccinations soared to over 4.26 billion, according to the 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, death toll stood and vaccination tally stood at 20,01,52,057, 42,55,443 and 4,26,55,74,682, respectively.
The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 35,331,699 and 6,14,803, respectively, according to the CSSE.
In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 31,769,132 cases.
The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (20,026,533), Russia (62,74,006), France (62,70,961), the UK (59,80,887), Turkey (58,22,487), Argentina (49,75,616), Colombia (48,15,063), Spain (45,44,576), Italy (43,69,964), Iran (40,19,084), Germany (37,86,003) and Indonesia (35,32,567), the CSSE figures showed.
In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 5,59,607 fatalities. Nations with a death toll of over 1,00,000 are India (4,25,757), Mexico (2,41,936), Peru (1,96,673), Russia (1,59,032), the UK (1,30,300), Italy (1,28,136), Colombia (1,21,695), France (1,12,215), Argentina (1,06,747) and Indonesia (1,00,636).