2.6 Billion Doses of Covid-19 Vaccine Administered Worldwide

More than 2.62 billion doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered worldwide, according to data compiled by tracking site Our World in Data on Sunday (20/6).

UMMATIMES - China led the way in administering vaccine doses, with more than 1.1 billion doses, followed by the United States with 317.17 million doses. India has injected 276.69 million doses, Brazil with 86.47 million, the United Kingdom 73.76 million, Germany 65.74 million, France 47.71 million and Italy with 45.57 million doses of the vaccine.

Turkey is ninth with more than 41.34 million doses of the vaccine, followed by Mexico, Spain, Indonesia and Russia. The country with the highest percentage of vaccinations by population is the United Arab Emirates, with 144.89 doses per 100 people.

The majority of the Covid-19 vaccine is given in two doses, so the number of doses that have been injected is not the same as the number of individuals receiving the complete dose. Since December 2019, the pandemic has killed more than 3.86 million people in 192 countries and regions, with 178.27 million more cases reported worldwide, according to US-based Johns Hopkins University.

The US, India and Brazil are still the countries worst hit by the coronavirus outbreak.