Over 2.9B Coronavirus Vaccines Given Worldwide

Published June 6th, 2021 - 11:53 GMT
Over 2.9 billion coronavirus vaccine doses taken worldwide
Israeli teen Ella, 14, receives a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the Maccabi Healthcare Services in the coastal city of Tel Aviv on June 6, 2021, as Israel begins coronavirus vaccination campaign for 12 to 15-year-olds. JACK GUEZ / AFP
Turkey ranks 11th with more than 30.32M jabs given across country

Over 2.9 billion coronavirus vaccines have been administered so far worldwide, figures compiled by Our World in Data showed on Saturday.

China leads the global count with over 744.4 million jabs, followed by the US with 299.1 million, according to the tracking website.

India has administered 227.8 million shots, Brazil 70.74 million, the UK 66.75 million, Germany 54.24 million, France 38.81 million, Italy 37.7 million, Mexico 33.78 million, and Russia 30.5 million.

Turkey ranked 11th on the list with over 30.32 million doses given, followed by Spain, Indonesia, and Canada.

The country with the most doses administered by population was the East African island nation of Seychelles, with 136.74 doses per 100 people.

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 3.71 million lives in 192 countries and regions, with more than 172.64 million cases reported worldwide, according to the US' Johns Hopkins University.

The US, India, and Brazil remain the worst-hit countries in terms of the number of infections and deaths.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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