The world has passed a grim new milestone today, with the coronavirus case tally officially passing the 100 million mark.
Over a year since the first case was diagnosed in Wuhan in China, the highly-infectious virus has swept across the globe.
Despite a number of countries now rapidly rolling out vaccines, case numbers continue to increase.
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According to John Hopkins University, the number of people around the world who’ve contracted the virus has now passed 100 million.
However, experts predict that number to actually be a lot higher, given that many people may have had the virus and not been officially diagnosed.
The data indicates that around 1 per 76 people in the world has had the infection.
Not even two weeks ago, the global death toll from the virus had reached the two million mark. But that figure is also believed to be a lot higher.
In the United Kingdom, more than 100,000 people have now passed away from the infection. It’s the fifth country to pass the grim milestone.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he’s ‘deeply sorry’ for his initial response to the outbreak.
“I am deeply sorry for every life that has been lost and of course as prime minister I take full responsibility for everything that the government has done,” Mr Johnson said.