Sunday, 23 January, 2022

Global Covid cases surpass 266 million

Global Covid cases surpass 266 million

The overall number of Covid cases has now crossed 266 million amid the emergence of the new Omicron variant of Covid-19.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 265,396,192 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,261,867 Tuesday morning.

The US has recorded 49,278,240 cases to date and more than 789,742 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 22,147,476 cases as of Monday, while its Covid death toll rose to 615,789.

India, currently seeing a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases, reported 8,306 fresh cases in 24 hours till Monday, as the tally rose to 34,648,086, according to the federal health ministry.

India’s Covid-19 death tally mounted to 473,537 during the same period.

Besides, India has so far confirmed 23 cases of Covid-19 Omicron variant.