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Over 2.54 Billion Coronavirus Vaccine Shots Given Worldwide

Over 2.54 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines have been given worldwide so far, figures compiled by Our World in Data, a tracking website, showed on Friday.

China leads the global count with over 966.65 million jabs, followed by the US with 314.97 million.

India has administered 268.96 million shots, Brazil 84.1 million, the UK 72.89 million, Germany 64.76 million, France 46.26 million and Italy 44.43 million.

Turkey ranks 9th on the list with over 39.69 million doses given, followed by Mexico, Spain and Indonesia.

The country with the most doses administered by population is the United Arab Emirates, with 143.39 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 3.84 million lives in 192 countries and regions, with more than 177.5 million cases reported worldwide, according to the US-based Johns Hopkins University.

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

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