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Global COVID-19 Caseload Tops 162.1 Million, Deaths Surge to More Than 3.36 Million: Johns Hopkins University

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Washington, May 16: The overall global COVID-19 caseload has topped 162.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.36 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Sunday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 162,198,241 and 3,364,761, respectively.

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The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 32,923,318 and 585,699, respectively, according to the CSSE. In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 24,372,907 cases. Delaying Second Dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Under 65 May Cut Deaths: Study.

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (15,586,534), France (5,925,071), Turkey (5,106,862), Russia (4,875,308), the UK (4,464,634), Italy (4,153,374), Spain (3,604,799), Germany (3,595,872), Argentina (3,290,935) and Colombia (3,103,333), the CSSE figures showed.

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In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 434,715 fatalities. Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are India (266,207), Mexico (219,089), the UK (127,937), Italy (124,063), Russia (113,541) and France (107,696).