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Global Covid cases surpass 545 million

22 June 2022
Global Covid cases surpass 545 million

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Online Desk :

The overall number of Covid cases has now crossed 545 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.

According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 545,773,729 while the death toll from the virus reached 6,343,571 Monday morning.

The US has recorded 88,244,870 cases so far and 1,038,900 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.

India has been witnessing a surge in the number of new Covid-19 cases over the past couple of weeks, as daily new cases have risen from nearly 2,000 a month ago to over 13,000.

The number of deaths per day due to the pandemic also surged to 20.

India has recorded 43,334,657 cases so far and 524,890 people have died from the virus in the country.

Meanwhile, Brazil has registered 331,824,220 cases so far and 669,436 people have died from the virus, shows the global data.

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