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Global Covid-19 caseload surpasses 266.3 million mark

7/12/2021 at 9:00 AM

New Delhi, Dec 7: The global coronavirus caseload has crossed 266.3 million, while the deaths have surpassed 5.26 million mark and vaccinations soared to over 8.21 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The US continued to be the worst-hit country with the number of cases and deaths at 49,278,240 and 789,742, according to the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE).

In terms of infections, India stood in second place with 34,641,561 cases.

The other countries with over 5 million cases were the UK (10,574,291), Russia (9,661,865), Turkey (8,923,120), France (8,021,594), Germany (6,219,259), Iran (6,137,821), Argentina (5,343,153), Spain (5,202,958), Italy (5,118,576) and Colombia (5,082,762), the CSSE figures showed.

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