3 billion people worldwide vaccinated
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Durban: A total of 3 billion people have received their Covid-19 vaccines globally according to global Covid vaccine dashboard.
According to AFP the pandemic has killed at least 3 940 888 people since the virus first emerged in December 2019.
The figures are based on reports by health authorities in each country, but do not take into account upward revisions carried out later by statistical bodies.
The World Health Organization says up to three times more people have died directly or indirectly due to the pandemic than official figures suggest.
The US is the worst-affected country with 604 467 deaths, followed by Brazil with 515 985, India with 398 454, Mexico 232 803 and Peru with 192 163.
In South Africa, 2.9 million vaccine doses have been administered, with 480 000 people fully vaccinated. This accounts for 0.8% of the population.
China has administered 1.23 billion doses with 223 million people fully vaccinated.
The UK has vaccinated almost half its population.
A total of 77.3 million have received a dose, with 32.7 million people fully vaccinated.This amounts to 49.1% of the population.
The US has vaccinated 325 million people, with 154 million people fully vaccinated. This amounts to 47% of the population.