The overall number of global Covid cases has now crossed 267 million amid the emergence of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 267,087,259 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,270,558 Wednesday morning.
Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January, registered 22,157,726 cases as of Wednesday, while its Covid death toll rose to 616,018.
In India, which is currently seeing a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases, the tally rose to 34,648,383, according to the federal health ministry.
India’s Covid-19 death tally mounted to 473,757 during the same period. Besides, India has so far confirmed 23 cases of the Omicron variant.