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Global Covid cases near 265 million

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 5th December, 2021 12:02:58 PM
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Global Covid cases near 265 million

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The overall number of Covid cases is fast approaching 265 million amid the emergence Omicron, a new variant of Coronavirus.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 265,331,453 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,248,492 till Sunday morning.

The US has recorded 49,051,140 cases to date and more than 788,202 people have died so far from the virus in the country, as per the university data.

Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January, registered 22,138,247 cases as of Saturday, while its Covid death toll rose to 615,570.

India's Covid-19 tally rose to 34,624,360 on Saturday, as 8,603 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry data.

Besides, as many as 415 deaths due to the pandemic since Friday morning took the total death toll to 470,530.