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The global coronavirus caseload has topped 221.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.58 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.52 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Wednesday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload is 221,868,505, the death toll stands at 4,585,508 and the vaccination tally rises to 5,527,333,621.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 40,279,567 and 650,511 respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in second place with 33,058,843 cases.

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (20,914,237), the UK (7,089,051), Russia (6,946,922 ), France (6,938,866), Turkey (6,542,624), Argentina (5,211,801), Iran (5,184,124), Colombia (4,921,410), Spain (4,892,640), Italy (4,574,787), Indonesia (4,133,433), Germany (4,039,667) and Mexico (3,449,295), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 584,108 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are India (441,042), Mexico (264,541), Peru (198,523), Russia (185,447), Indonesia (137,156), the UK (133,808), Italy (129,638), Colombia (125,378), France (115,680), Argentina (112,851) and Iran (111,892).

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