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Global Covid cases top 325 million

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 16th January, 2022 11:16:22 AM
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The overall number of Covid cases has surpassed 325 million, with a spike in cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus across the world.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 325,725,055 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,534,775 Sunday morning.

The US has recorded 65,402,606 cases so far and 849,994 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows.

India reported 537,832 new Covid-19 cases Sunday, as the tally rose to 37,119,961 in 24 hours, as per the federal health ministry's latest data.

Besides, 342 fatalities due to the pandemic since Saturday morning took the total death toll to 486,094.

Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since last January, registered 22,981,851 cases as of Saturday while its Covid death toll rose to 621,233.