Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Global Covid cases top 453 million

The overall number of Covid cases has surged past 453 million as Omicron infections keep rising across the world.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 453,226,552 while the death toll from the virus reached 6,029,046 Friday morning.

The US has recorded 79,454,930 cases so far and 965,466 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows.

India's Covid-19 tally rose to 42,983,723 on Thursday, as 3,656 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, showed the federal health ministry's data.

Besides, 255 more deaths were recorded since Tuesday morning, taking the death toll to 515,745.

Meanwhile, Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January last year, registered 29,249,903 cases as of Thursday while its Covid death toll rose to 654,147.