Published: 28th August 2021
A year and a half later, global COVID-19 caseload stands at 215 million
In terms of infections, India follows in second place with 32,603,188 cases. The current global caseload, death toll and vaccination tally are 215,357,973, 4,484,434 and 5,123,427,298, respecteively
The global coronavirus caseload has topped 214.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.48 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.12 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 caseload, death toll and vaccination tally stood at 215,357,973, 4,484,434 and 5,123,427,298, respectively. The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 38,700,164 and 636,667, respectively, according to the CSSE.
In terms of infections, India follows in second place with 32,603,188 cases. The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (20,703,906), France (6,778,133), Russia (6,747,681), the UK (6,697,770), Turkey (6,311,607), Argentina (5,167,733), Colombia (4,901,163), Iran (4,869,414), Spain (4,831,809), Italy (4,517,434), Indonesia (4,056,354), Germany (3,925,190) and Mexico (3,291,761), the CSSE figures showed.
In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 578,326 fatalities. Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are India (436,861), Mexico (256,287), Peru (198,031), Russia (176,904), the UK (132,566), Indonesia (130,781), Italy (129,002), Colombia (124,648), France (114,291), Argentina (111,270) and Iran (105,287).