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Over 1.81B coronavirus vaccine shots given worldwide

Over 1.81 billion coronavirus vaccine shots have so far been given worldwide, figures compiled by Our World in Data, an online portal, showed on Friday.

China is the most-vaccinated country with 584.36 million jabs, according to the data, followed by the US with 290.72 million.

India has administered 205.72 million jabs, Brazil over 65.21 million, and the UK 62.66 million. Germany has reportedly given nearly 48.39 million shots, France 34.27 million, and Italy 32.96 million.

Ranking ninth in the list, Turkey has administered more than 28.65 million jabs, followed by Russia, Mexico, Indonesia, Spain, and Canada.

The country with the most doses administered by population was the East African island nation of Seychelles, with 134.39 doses per 100 people.

Most COVID-19 vaccines are administered in two jabs, so the number of jabs given is not the same as the number of individuals fully vaccinated.

Since December 2019, the pandemic has claimed over 3.51 million lives in 192 countries and regions, with more than 169.06 million cases reported worldwide, according to figures compiled by the US-based Johns Hopkins University.

The US, India, and Brazil remain the worst-hit countries in terms of the number of infections and deaths.

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