The global death toll from the coronavirus infection has topped 2.491 million; over 112.3 million cases of the infection have been detected, according to Baltimore, Maryland’s Johns Hopkins University, which tracks and compiles data from national and local authorities, the media and other sources.
The United States has the highest death toll and overall coronavirus tally, with 28.3 million infected and 505,000 fatalities. It is followed by India (11.03 million cases, 156,000 deaths) and Brazil (10.3 million cases and a death toll of over 249,000), while Mexico has the third-highest death toll with over 182,000 fatalities and over 2 million infected.
According to data published in the NY Times, vaccine rollout is picking up across the world. More than 200 million doses have been administered but is largely occurring in the world’s wealthier countries, with most immunizations taking place in North America and Europe.
Israel has given at least one shot of the two-dose, Pfizer-manufactured vaccine to just over half its own population of nine million.