Covid-19 is continuing to spread around the world, with more than 228 million confirmed cases and almost 4.7 million deaths across almost 200 countries.
The US, India and Brazil have seen the highest number of confirmed cases, followed by the UK, Russia and France.
Very few places have been left untouched.
In the table below, countries can be reordered by deaths, death rate and total cases. In the coloured bars on the right-hand side, countries in which cases have risen to more than 10,000 per day are those with black bars on the relevant date.
The 100 millionth Covid case was recorded at the end of January – about a year after the first officially diagnosed case of the virus.
The true extent of the first outbreak in 2020 is unclear because testing was not then widely available.
Deaths are rising in some areas, however official figures may not fully reflect the true number in many countries.
Data on excess deaths, a measure of how many more people are dying than would be expected based on the previous few years, may give a better indication of the actual numbers in many cases.
Who has vaccinated the most?
Of the 196 countries and territories administering vaccines and publishing rollout data, 67 are high-income nations, 103 are middle-income and 26 low-income.
The map below, using figures collated by Our World in Data – a collaboration between Oxford University and an educational charity – shows the total number of doses given per 100 people, mostly first doses.
This information is regularly updated but may not reflect the latest totals for each country. Total vaccinations refers to the number of doses given, not the number of people vaccinated. It is possible to have more than 100 doses per 100 population as some vaccines require two doses per person.
Source: Our World in Data, ONS, gov.uk dashboard. Last updated: 17 September 2021, 11:44 BST
Overall, China and India have administered the highest number of doses, with about 2.2 billion and 770 million respectively. The US ranks third, with more than 380 million.
But when breaking the figures down by doses per 100 people in countries with a population of at least one million, the United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Israel top the list.
Most countries are prioritising the over-60s, health workers and people who are clinically vulnerable.
Some countries have secured more vaccine doses than their populations need, while other lower-income countries are relying on a global plan known as Covax, which is seeking to ensure everyone in the world has access to a vaccine.
Where are cases still high?
The number of daily cases is stable or falling in every region.
Asia, which was the centre of the initial outbreak that spread from Wuhan in China in early 2020, has seen cases falling in recent weeks.
The Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand have seen recent spikes in daily cases.
In India, where the number of new daily cases has fallen recently, the official death toll is more than 440,000 and it has recorded more than 33 million cases – second only to the US.
In Latin America, Brazil has recorded more than 21 million cases and nearly 590,000 deaths – the world’s second highest official death toll.
Mexico has seen the fourth highest number of deaths in the world, with more than 270,000, and after another surge in cases, numbers are starting to fall again.
There have been nearly 200,000 deaths in Peru, which has seen the highest number of deaths by population size – more than 600 deaths for every 100,000 people.
Several European countries have seen a rise in cases recently, driven by the Delta variant of the virus, including the UK, Germany and Serbia.
In the UK the high level of vaccination has greatly reduced the number of hospitalisations and deaths.
The US has recorded nearly 42 million cases and more than 670,000 deaths – the highest figures in the world.
The death rate in Canada is far lower than its neighbour’s but it is currently seeing a small rise in the number of daily cases.
Several countries in the Middle East have seen severe outbreaks of the virus.
Iran’s official death toll from Covid-19 has passed 116,000, as the Middle East’s worst-hit country struggles with another wave of infections.
Israel has rolled out a highly successful vaccination programme, but it has also seen a large spike in daily cases.
Africa has seen more than eight million cases and more than 200,000 deaths – but the true extent of the pandemic in many African countries is not known as testing rates are low.
South Africa, with almost 2.9 million cases and more than 85,000 deaths, is the worst affected country on the continent, according to official figures.
Morocco has recorded more than 900,000 cases and Tunisia is not far behind with 697,000.
Australia and New Zealand have been praised for their response to the pandemic, with both countries having seen comparatively few deaths – but they have seen recent spikes in the number of daily infections.
Australia has recorded over a thousand deaths. Lockdown rules imposed in Sydney to slow the spread of the virus are expected to be eased in October.
New Zealand has also been in lockdown since mid-August, though it is recording around 20 cases per day.
Elsewhere, Fiji and New Caledonia have seen spikes in daily cases.
How did coronavirus spread?
Covid-19 was first detected in the city of Wuhan, China, in late 2019 but the outbreak spread quickly across the globe in the first months of 2020.
It was declared a global pandemic by the WHO on 11 March 2020.
A pandemic is when an infectious disease is passing easily from person to person in many parts of the world at the same time.