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Global coronavirus caseload crosses 229 million


A nurse holds the hand of a coronavirus patient inside an ambulance in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil. File/Reuters

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More than 229,297,085 people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 4,705,586 have died, according to a reputable website

The coronavirus is affecting 221 countries and territories.


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People wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus walk past a crossing in Shinjuku, Tokyo, on Monday. AP

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 42,087,282 and 673,763, respectively.

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 33,448,163 cases.

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (21,239,783), the UK (7,464,791), Russia (7,170,069), France (7,043,875), Turkey (6,847,229), Iran (5,424,835), Argentina (5,239,232), Colombia (4,941,064), Spain (4,929,546), Italy (4,636,111), Indonesia (4,190,763), Germany (4,149,832) and Mexico (3,564,694), the CSSE figures showed.

Underprivileged women wait after receiving a dose of coronavirus vaccine in Siliguri, India, on Sunday. AFP

Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are Brazil (590,752), India (444,838), Mexico (271,303), Peru (199,069), Russia (194,671), Indonesia (140,468), the UK (135,539), Italy (130,310), Colombia (125,895), Iran (117,182), France (116,696) and Argentina (114,428).

Meanwhile, 43.1 per cent of the world population has received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, 5.92 billion doses have been administered globally and around 30.04 million are now administered each day.

Only 1.9 per cent of people in low-income countries have received at least one dose.


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