January 27, 2021 – The global number of Covid-19 infections has surpassed the 100 million mark, with more than 2.1 million deaths, as countries scramble for vaccine supplies and battle new strains of the virus.
The United States is the world’s worst affected country, with more than 25 million cases and 425,000 deaths, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
India follows the U.S. caseload with 10.7 million infections and more than 153,000 deaths. Brazil has nearly 9 million cases and more than 218,000 deaths.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organisation, said on Thursday that Covid-19 vaccines could bring the global pandemic under control, with vaccinations under way in more than 50 countries. However, all but two of those are high- or middle-income countries.