Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Over 2.26b covid vaccine shots given worldwide

LONDON – Over 2.26 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines have been given worldwide so far, figures compiled by Our World in Data, a tracking website, showed on Thursday.

China leads the global count with over 824.86 million jabs, followed by the US with 304.75 million.

India has administered 236.86 million shots, Brazil 74.81 million, the UK 69.25 million, Germany 57.89 million, France 40.84 million, Italy 39.89 million, Mexico 35.17 million, and Russia 31.61 million.

Turkey ranks 10th on the list with over 32.41 million doses given, followed by Spain, Indonesia, and Canada.

The country with the most doses administered by population is the East African island nation of Seychelles, with 138.83 doses per 100 people.

Most COVID-19 vaccines are administered in two doses, so the number of shots given is not the same as the number of individuals fully vaccinated.

Since December 2019, the pandemic has claimed over 3.75 million lives in 192 countries and regions, with more than 174.46 million cases reported worldwide, according to the US Johns Hopkins University.

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