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Global Covid cases cross 269 mln amid scare over Omnicorn strain

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 12th December, 2021 10:44:47 AM
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Global Covid cases cross 269 mln amid scare over Omnicorn strain

Amid a global scare over Omnicorn, a new strain of Covid-19, the overall number of coronavirus cases has surged past 269 million.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 269,693,236 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,301,185 till Sunday morning.

The US has recorded 49,884,587 cases to date and more than 797,179 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 22,177,059 cases as of Friday, while its Covid death toll rose to 616,457.

India's Covid-19 tally rose to 34,682,736 on Friday as 7,990 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry data.

Besides, as many as 393 deaths due to the pandemic were reported since Friday morning, taking the total death toll to 475,128.