The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 163 million on Monday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose topped 3.38 million. The U.S. continues to lead the world in total cases with 32.9 million and deaths with 585,970. However, cases, hospitalizations and deaths are all falling as more Americans become vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's vaccine tracker is showing that 37% of the nation is fully vaccinated and 47.4% have received at least one dose of a two-jab regimen. U.S. cases have fallen about 32% in the last two weeks, according to a New York Times tracker.
India remains a worrisome hotspot, though cases fell below 300,000 on Monday for the first time in weeks, the Associated Press reported. In total, India is second worldwide with 24.9 million cases and third with 274,390 deaths, although those numbers are understood to be greatly undercounted, given a shortage of tests. Brazil is third in cases with 15.6 million and second in deaths with 435,751. Mexico is fourth by fatalities with 220,437 and 2.4 million cases. The U.K. has 4.5 million cases and 127,941 deaths, the fifth-highest in the world and most of any country in Europe.