Over 2.92 billion doses of vaccines for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) have so far been administered worldwide, figures compiled by Our World in Data, a tracking website, showed on Sunday.
China leads the global count with more than 1.16 billion jabs, followed by the United States with 322.12 million.
India has administered 321.76 million shots, Brazil 92.92 million, the UK 76.32 million, Germany 71.44 million, France 50.99 million, and Italy 49.47 million.
Turkey ranks ninth on the list with over 47.14 million doses given, followed by Mexico, Indonesia, and Spain.
The country with the most doses administered by population is the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with 152.1 doses per 100 people.
Following the UAE, countries with the most doses administered per 100 people are Malta with 147.3 doses, the Seychelles 140.3, San Marino 130.79, Israel 123.56, Bahrain 118.67, Chile 117.4, Iceland 113.32, the UK 112.43, Mongolia 112.02, Uruguay 107.14, and Qatar 104.43.
The number of doses administered in 12 countries, including the UAE, exceeded their population.
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 3.9 million lives in 192 countries and regions, with more than 180 million cases reported worldwide, according to the US’ Johns Hopkins University.The US, India, and Brazil remain the worst-hit countries.