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Global Covid cases surpass 345 million

22 January 2022
Global Covid cases surpass 345 million

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Online Desk:

Amid the global scare over the rising Omicron cases, the overall number of Covid cases has now surpassed 345 million.
According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 345,747,702 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,584,037 Saturday morning.
The US has recorded 70, 166,329 cases so far and 884,489 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows.
India's Covid-19 tally rose to 38,566,027 Friday as 347,254 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry data.
Friday was the second consecutive day when over 300,000 daily cases were registered in more than eight months.
Besides, 703 deaths due to the pandemic since Thursday morning took the total death toll to 488,396.
Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since last January, registered 23,766,499 cases as of Friday, while its Covid death toll rose to 622,875.

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