Monday, 23 May, 2022

Global Covid cases surpass 348 million

Amid the rising Omicron cases across the world, the overall number of Covid cases has surpassed 348 million.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 348,592,351 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,590,277 Sunday morning.

The US has recorded 70,464,222 cases so far and 865,310 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows.

India's Covid-19 tally rose to 38,903,731 Saturday as 337,704 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry data.

Friday was the second consecutive day when over 300,000 daily cases were registered in more than eight months.

Besides, 488 deaths due to the pandemic since Friday morning took the total death toll to 488,884.

Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since last January, registered 23,931,609 cases as of Saturday, while its Covid death toll rose to 623,191