Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

Global Covid cases keep rising, total cases near 307 million

Global Covid cases keep rising, total cases near 307 million

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The overall number of coronavirus cases is fast approaching 307 million with the spread of the Omicron variant of the virus across the globe.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 306,913,042 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,488,375 Monday morning. That means 2,054,267 cases were reported all over the world in the last 24 hrs.

The US has recorded 60,072,321 cases so far and 837,594 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States topped 60 million on Sunday.

Britain reported another 141,472 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 14,475,192, according to official figures released Sunday.

The country reported a further 97 coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain to 150,154.

India's COVID-19 tally rose to 35,528,004 on Sunday as a steep rise of 159,632 new daily cases were registered, showed the federal health ministry's latest data.

This is the third consecutive day when more than 100,000 daily cases were registered in the country.

Besides, 327 pandemic-related deaths since Saturday morning took the total death toll to 483,790.

Meanwhile, India's Omicron tally has reached 3,623, out of which Maharashtra and Delhi have reported 1,009 and 513 cases, respectively. Till now 1,409 patients have been discharged after recovery, as per the federal Health Ministry's data.