The overall number of Covid cases has now surpassed 313 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 313,186,368 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,503,822 Wednesday morning.
The US has recorded 62,254,015 cases so far and 842,139 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows. The total number of Covid cases in the US topped 60 million on Sunday.
India's Covid-19 tally rose to 35,875,790 on Tuesday, as 168,063 new cases were registered in 24 hours, as per the federal health ministry's latest data.
It is the third consecutive day when more than 150,000 new cases were registered over 24 hours in the country.
Besides, 277 deaths from the pandemic since Monday morning took the total death toll to 484,213.