Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 337.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.56 million and the US alone reported more than one million daily cases, according to 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 and the death toll stood at 337,112,379 and 5,563,776, respectively, while the total number of vaccine doses administered has increased to 9,710,746,441.
The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 68,508,181 and 857,672, according to the CSSE. A total of 1,060,747 new cases and 1,896 new deaths were reported across the country on Tuesday.
The country recorded as high as over 5.4 million Covid-19 cases in the week from January 10 to 16, a record high weekly case count since the onset of the pandemic in the country, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (37,901,241 infections and 487,202 deaths), followed by Brazil (23,433,277 infections and 622,121 deaths).
The other countries with over 5 million cases are the UK (15,609,993), France (14,289,873), Russia (10,716,397), Turkey (10,593,687), Italy (9,219,391), Spain (8,676,916), Germany (8,262,908), Argentina (7,446,626) Iran (6,231,909) and Colombia (5,624,520), the CSSE figures showed.
The nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are Russia (316,852), Mexico (301,789), Peru (203,645), the UK (153,376), Indonesia (144,192), Italy (142,205), Iran (132,132), Colombia (131,437), France (128,641), Argentina (118,628), Germany (116,179), Ukraine (105,236) and Poland (103,062).
(With inputs from IANS)