Washington, September 15: The global coronavirus caseload has topped 225.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.64 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.74 billion, according to the 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, death toll and vaccination tally stood at 225,763,017, 4,647,792 and 5,747,547,990, respectively. COVID-19 Origin: Evidence Points to Natural Origin of Coronavirus, Not Chinese Lab-Leak, Say Scientists.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 41,360,450 and 663,923, respectively, according to the CSSE. In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 33,289,579 cases. The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (21,019,830), the UK (7,316,519), Russia (7,072,825), France (7,007,374), Turkey (6,710,636), Iran (5,340,656), Argentina (5,229,848), Colombia (4,932,998), Spain (4,918,526), Italy (4,613,214), Indonesia (4,174,216), Germany (4,102,252) and Mexico (3,516,043), the CSSE figures showed. Coronavirus Buildup in Lungs Likely Driver of COVID-19 Deaths: Study.

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 587,797 fatalities. Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are India (443,213), Mexico (267,969), Peru (198,840), Russia (190,793), Indonesia (139,415), the UK (134,773), Italy (130,027), Colombia (125,713), France (116,454), Iran (115,167) and Argentina (113,816).

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