The number of COVID-19 vaccine shots administered worldwide crossed 4.43 billion on Sunday, according to Our World in Data, a tracking website affiliated with Oxford University.

China, where the virus was first detected in late 2019, leads the count with more than 1.77 billion jabs, followed by India and the US with 506.81 million and 350.63 million, respectively.

Brazil has administered nearly 151.7 million vaccine shots, while the figure stands at 99.65 million in Japan.

Next on the list are Germany and the UK with 94.68 million and 86.21 million doses, respectively.

Turkey has administered over 76 million jabs and ranks ninth worldwide.

More than 41.73 million people have received their first doses in Turkey and 28.79 million have been fully vaccinated.

As COVID-19 vaccines are generally given in two separate doses per person, the count of administered vaccines does not mean that the same number of people have been vaccinated.

The global COVID-19 case count is now over 202.3 million, including 4.28 million related deaths.

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