Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Global Covid cases surpass 435 million

The overall number of Covid cases has surged past 435 million as Omicron infections keep rising in different parts of the world.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 435,174,068 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,948,306 Monday morning.

The US has recorded 78,939,142 cases so far and 948,397 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows.

India's COVID-19 tally rose to 42,916,117 on Sunday, as 10,273 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country, showed the federal health ministry's latest data.

Besides, 243 deaths due to the pandemic since Saturday morning took the death toll to 513,724.

Meanwhile, Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January last year, registered 28,776,794 cases as of Monday, while its Covid death toll rose to 649,437.