Mon. Sep 27th, 2021

The count of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine shots administered across the world topped 3.83 billion as of Saturday, according to Oxford University’s website ourworldindata.org.

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China, where the outbreak first emerged in late 2019, ranks first globally, with more than 1.52 billion vaccine jabs delivered within the country, according to the available data, followed by India with nearly 427.88 million jabs.

The US has delivered over 340.36 million shots, followed by Brazil with over 131.52 million.

The vaccination campaigns in Germany (88.47 million), the UK (83.24 million) and Japan (73.97 million) also continue apace.

Turkey has so far administered more than 65.5 million vaccine shots, making it ninth worldwide, while over 39.3 million people have received one dose of the vaccine.

As Covid-19 vaccines are generally given in two separate doses per person, the count of administered vaccines does not mean that the same number of people has been vaccinated.Since December 2019, the pandemic has claimed more than 4.14 million lives across the world, with an excess of 193.1 million cases reported, according to US-based Johns Hopkins University.

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