The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness rose above 147 million on Monday, as the death toll increased to 3.11 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. continues to lead the world in cases and deaths by wide margins, with 32 million cases, or more than a fifth of the global total, and 572,200 deaths, or almost a fifth of the worldwide toll. The U.S. added at least 58,353 cases on Sunday, while new deaths came to at least 707, according to a New York Times Tracker. The U.S. vaccine program is making progress with the CDC’s vaccine tracker showing that as of 6.00 a.m. Eastern time Sunday, 28.5% of the population was fully vaccinated and 42.2% had received at least one shot. Globally, more than 1 billion doses have been administered, according to the Times, but poorer countries are lagging richer ones as they hog supply.
India is second to the U.S. by cases at 17.3 million and is recording more than a third of all new cases globally each day, or an average of more than 260,000 daily in the last week. India has suffered 195,123 deaths, according to its official numbers, or fourth-highest in the world, although those numbers are understood to be under-reported. Hospitals are overwhelmed and running out of crucial supplies, including oxygen.
Brazil is third with 14.3 million cases and second by fatalities at 390,797. Mexico has the third-highest death toll at 214,947 and 2.3 million cases, or 15th highest tally. The U.K. has 4.4 million cases and 127,681deaths, the fifth-highest in the world and highest in Europe.