Saturday, 28 May, 2022

Global Covid cases near 350 million

Global Covid cases near 350 million

The overall number of Covid cases has surpassed 350 million amid the rise in Omicron infections across the global.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 350,970,885 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,595,929 Monday morning.

The US has recorded 70,699,416 cases so far and 866,540 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows.

India's COVID-19 tally rose to 39,237,264 on Sunday, as 333,533 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country, showed the federal health ministry's latest data.

This is the fourth consecutive day when over 300,000 new cases were registered in a day in the country in more than eight months.

Besides, as many as 525 deaths were recorded since Saturday morning, taking the death toll to 489,409.

Meanwhile, the country's Omicron tally has reached 10,050. Most of the Omicron cases have been reported from the states of Maharashtra, West Bengal, Rajasthan and Delhi.

Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since last January, registered 24,054,405 cases as of Monday, while its Covid death toll rose to 623,370.