The total number of cases globally stood at 91,573,149 and the death toll at 1,961,987, as of Wednesday morning, as per the latest data released by the university.
In the US, the world’s worst-hit country, the infection tally is nearing the grim milestone of 23 million.
The country’s total caseload reached 22,836, 244, while the death toll climbed to 380,651 this morning, the university said. Deaths nationwide are running at more than 3,200 a day on an average.
More than 9.3 million Americans have received their first shot of the Covid vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a slow rollout for a campaign that will have to inoculate perhaps 85% of the population, or close to 300 million people, to conquer the outbreak, reports AP.