Sunday, 22 May, 2022

Global Covid cases top 354 million

The overall number of Covid cases has surpassed 354 million amid the rise in Omicron infections across the globe.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 354,310,228 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,603,714 Tuesday morning.

The US has recorded 71,645,863 cases so far and 868,420 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows.

India's Covid-19 tally rose to 39,543,328 Monday, as 306,064 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry's data.

Monday was the fifth consecutive day when over 300,000 new cases were registered in a day in the country in over eight months.

Besides, as many as 474 deaths were recorded since Saturday morning, taking the death toll to 489,896.

Meanwhile, the country's Omicron tally reached 10,050 Monday. 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 24,134,946 cases as of Tuesday, while its Covid death toll rose to 623,412.