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Global Covid cases surpass 333 million

19 January 2022
Global Covid cases surpass 333 million

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UNB, Dhaka :

Amid the global scare over the rising Omicron cases, the overall number of Covid cases has now surpassed 333 million.
According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 333,529,252 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,553,913 Wednesday morning.
The US has recorded 67,581,992 cases so far and 853,951 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows.
India's Covid-19 tally rose to 37,618,271 on Tuesday, as 238,018 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the health ministry's latest data.
This is the sixth consecutive day when more than 200,000 new cases were registered in a day in the country.
Besides, 310 deaths were recorded since Monday morning, taking the death toll to 486,761.
Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since last January, registered 23,229,851 cases as of Wednesday, while its Covid death toll rose to 621,803.

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