Global Covid cases top 269 million

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Online Desk :

Amid a global scare over the new strain of Covid-19, the overall number of coronavirus cases has surged past 269 million.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 269,110,185 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,294,933 Saturday morning.

The US has recorded 49,833,432 cases to date and more than 796,749 people have died so far from the virus in the country, as per the university data.

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Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January, registered 22,177,059 cases as of Friday, while its Covid death toll rose to 616,457.

India’s Covid-19 tally rose to 34,674,643 on Friday as 8,503 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry data.

Besides, as many as 624 deaths due to the pandemic were reported since Thursday morning, taking the total death toll to 474,479.