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The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 196.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.19 million and vaccinations soared to over 3.99 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Friday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload, death toll stood and vaccination tally stood at 196,543,425, 4,196,442 and 3,993,341,219, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 34,745,060 and 612,105, respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in second place with 31,528,114 cases.

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (19,839,369), France (6,142,282), Russia (6,138,958), the UK (5,828,205), Turkey (5,682,630), Argentina (4,905,925), Colombia (4,766,829), Spain (4,422,291), Italy (4,336,906), Iran (3,826,447), Germany (3,772,326) and Indonesia (3,331,206), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 553,179 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are India (422,662), Mexico (240,001), Peru (196,214), Russia (154,403), the UK (129,803), Italy (128,029), Colombia (120,126), France (111,951) and Argentina (105,113).

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