Global Tally of COVID-19 Cases Surpass 100 Million

The total number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 100 million on Jan. 26, according to data from Johns Hopkins University (JHU), amid the spread of more contagious variants of the virus in some countries.

The total number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 100 million on Jan. 26, according to data from Johns Hopkins University (JHU), amid the spread of more contagious variants of the virus in some countries.

Data from JHU revealed that the global tally of COVID-19 cases has reached a total of 100,216,403 cases as more infectious variants of the virus in the United Kingdom and South Africa emerged and has rapidly spread to other countries, prompting national lockdowns and travel bans.

Despite mass vaccination programs in some countries, the world reached the 100 million mark more than two months after the global tally surpassed 50 million last Nov. 8.

According to the data from JHU, the United States remains as the country hit hardest by the pandemic, accounting for a quarter of the global cases with a total of 25,433,812. The U.S. also accounts for nearly 30% of the global deaths with a total of 425,036.

India follows the U.S. in the highest number of cases with a total of 10,676,838, which is then followed by Brazil with a total of 8,933,356.

The tally for global deaths has reached a total of 2,154,921.

Brazil follows the U.S. in the highest number of deaths with a total of 218,817, which is then followed by India with a total of 153,587.

The world surpassed the 1 million mark last April 2, then the 10 million mark last June 28.


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