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Global Covid cases top 327 million

17 January 2022
Global Covid cases top 327 million

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Online Desk :

The overall number of Covid cases has  surpassed 327 million, with a spike in cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus across the world.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 327,729,989 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,539,067 Monday morning.

The US has recorded 65,698,495 cases so far and 850,605 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows.

India's COVID-19 tally rose to 37,122,164 on Sunday, as 271,202 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 in India with more than 200,000 new cases registered in a day.

Besides, as many as 314 deaths due to the pandemic since Saturday morning took the total death toll to 486,066.

Meanwhile, the country's Omicron cases have reached 7,743, with an increase of 28.17 percent since Saturday.

Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since last January, registered 23,015,128 cases as of Friday while its Covid death toll rose to 621,327.

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