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Coronavirus: Here are the 10 countries with the highest number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the world

Covid-19 and associated variants of concern like the Delta variant are continuing to spread worldwide – here are the countries with the highest Coronavirus case counts to date.

Tuesday, 12th October 2021, 2:05 pm

Governments worldwide are continuing to highlight the dangers of coronavirus as it spreads across the globe, with powerful new variants such as Delta ushering in higher rates of transmission.

Countries such as New Zealand and the Cayman Islands have successfully managed to keep Covid rates in their nations low, with their smaller populations and harsher lockdown policies preventing the virus from spreading further with increased international travel.

But the same cannot be said for everywhere else.

With the UK Government’s slimming down of the red list of high risk travel destinations seeing just seven countries require quarantine hotel stays on return to the UK, and the US looks to reopen its borders to UK travellers, concerns over cases rising ahead of winter are returning.

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So far, the UK has seen a cumulative total of 8,193,769 coronavirus cases as of 11 October 2021.

Of these, an estimated 6,967,915 have been in England, 592,721 in Scotland, 382,203 in Wales and 250,930 in Northern Ireland.

But which countries have seen the highest Covid cases so far?

Here are the 10 countries with the highest cumulative Covid cases as of 11 October 2021, according to John Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Centre.

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