The global coronavirus caseload has topped 494.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 6.16 million and vaccinations to over 11 billion, 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 494,869,118 and 6,165,880, respectively, while the total number of vaccine doses administered has increased to 11,066,433,437.

Global Covid Caseload Today

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 80,248,986 and 983,797 respectively, according to the CSSE. India accounts for the second highest caseload at 43,030,925.

The other countries with over 10 million cases are Brazil (30,069,094) France (26,579,448), Germany (22,101,711), the UK (21,625,530), Russia (17,679,300), Turkey (14,929,905), Italy (15,035,943), South Korea (14,778,405) and Spain (11,551,574), the CSSE figures showed.

People wearing face masks walk on a street in Rome, Italy,
People wearing face masks walk on a street in Rome, Italy,IANS

The nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are Brazil (660,980), India (521,487), Russia (363,175), Mexico (323,318), Peru (212,372), the UK (169,698), Italy (160,253), Indonesia (155,464), France (143,949), Iran (140,451), Colombia (139,687), Germany (130,708), Argentina (128,144), Poland (115,472), Spain (102,541) and South Africa (100,070).