Over 1.11B Covid-19 vaccine shots given worldwide

ANKARA – Over 1.11 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines had been administered around the world by the start of May, according to figures from the online resource Our World in Data.

With 253.46 million jabs, China is the country where the greatest number of vaccine shots have been given to date. It is followed by the US with 240.16 million; India, 154.98 million;  UK, 48.14 million; Brazil, 41.99 million; Germany, 28.77 million; Turkey, 22.87 million; France, 20.97 million; Indonesia, 19.89 million; Russia, 19.52 million; Italy, 19.42 million; Mexico, 17.36 million; Spain, 15.86 million; Chile, 14.62 million; Canada, 13.13 million; Poland, 11.47 million; and the UAE at 10.55 million doses.

Drastic gap in hemispheres

Continents in the northern hemisphere have a clear lead when it comes to vaccinations, with Asia’s 520.94 million jabs the highest in the world, followed by North America with 273.13 million and Europe with 221.22 million.

In the southern hemisphere, 74.6 million jabs have been administered in South America, 17.68 million in Africa, and 2.41 million in the Oceania region.

Worldwide tally

The Covid-19 pandemic has now claimed over 3.18 million lives in 192 countries and regions since December 2019.

Over 151.51 million cases have been reported around the world, with recoveries now nearing 88.4 million, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

The US, India, and Brazil remain the worst-hit countries in terms of infections, while the death toll is currently highest in the US, Brazil, and Mexico. (Anadolu)