Nearly 3.1 bln COVID-19 vaccine shots administered worldwide

  01 July 2021    Read: 123
Nearly 3.1 bln COVID-19 vaccine shots administered worldwide

Nearly 3.1 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines have so far been administered worldwide, said figures on Thursday compiled by Our World in Data, a tracking website affiliated with Oxford University, AzVision.az reports citing Anadolu Agency.

China leads the global count with more than 1.24 billion jabs, followed by India with 335.71 million.

The list continued with mostly Western countries, with the US having administered 326.05 million shots, Brazil 101.48 million, UK 77.59 million, Germany 73.75 million, France 53.08 million, and Italy 51.56 million.

Turkey came ninth on the list with over 50.05 million doses given, followed by Mexico, Japan, and Indonesia.

The country with the most doses administered by population is the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with 154.51 doses per 100 people.

Following the UAE, countries with the most doses administered per 100 people are the island nations of Malta with 150.58 doses and Seychelles with 140.31, followed by the microstate of San Marino with 130.92, Bahrain with 124.72, Israel with 124.3, Chile with 117.7, Iceland with 117.7, the UK with 114.3, Mongolia with 113.5, Uruguay with 113.3, Qatar with 109.16, and Hungary with 101.86.

In 13 countries, including the UAE, the number of doses administered exceeded their population.

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 3.94 million lives in 192 countries and regions, with more than 182.27 million cases reported worldwide, according to the US' Johns Hopkins University.

The US, India, and Brazil remain the worst-hit countries.​​​​​


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