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The global coronavirus caseload has topped 222.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.59 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.56 billion, according to the 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, death toll and vaccination tally stood at 222,476,971, 4,594,805 and 5,563,333,291, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 40,451,429 and 652,647 respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 33,096,718 cases.

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (20,928,008), the UK (7,127,593), Russia (6,964,595), France (6,944,797), Turkey (6,566,538), Argentina (5,215,332), Iran (5,210,978), Colombia (4,923,256), Spain (4,898,258), Italy (4,585,423), Indonesia (4,147,365), Germany (4,039,667) and Mexico (3,449,295), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 584,421 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are India (441,411), Mexico (264,541), Peru (198,568), Russia (186,224), Indonesia (137,782), the UK (133,999), Italy (129,707), Colombia (125,431), France (115,846), Argentina (112,962) and Iran (112,430).

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