Global Covid cases top 330 million18 January 2022
Online Desk :
Amid the global scare over the rising Omicron cases, the overall number of Covid cases has now surpassed 330 million.
According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 330,275,734 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,544,688 Tuesday morning.
The US has recorded 66,375,579 cases so far and 851,451 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows.
India's Covid-19 tally rose to 37,380,253 Monday, as 258,089 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the health ministry's latest data.
This is the fifth consecutive day when more than 200,000 daily new cases were registered in the country.
Besides, as many as 385 deaths due to the pandemic since Sunday morning took the total death toll to 486,451.
Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since last January, registered 23,089,509 cases as of Monday, while its Covid death toll rose to 621,478.