Global Covid case tally exceeds 400 mn

Washington: The number of cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) registered globally since the start of the pandemic has surpassed 400 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The global case tally stands at 400,487,672. The death toll amounts to 5,762,582, the university said.

Meanwhile, Iran’s Health Ministry reported 39,819 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total number of Covid-19 infections in the country to 6,619,085.

The pandemic has claimed 104 lives in the last 24 hours, bringing the total death toll from the virus to 132,934, according to the ministry.

A total of 6,171,587 people have recovered from the disease or have been discharged from hospitals across the country, with 2,615 remaining in intensive care units, it added.

As of Monday, 61,170,578 Iranians had received their first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, with 54,561,630 receiving two shots and 19,973,438 receiving three.

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 has surged in Iran over the past weeks after the first case of the variant was detected in the country on December 19, 2021.

Russia has confirmed 171,905 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, down from 180,071 the day before, and 609 deaths, the federal response center said on Monday.

In addition, the response center said that 10,843 people infected with Covid-19 have been hospitalized over the past 24 hours, a 15% decrease from the day before. At the same time, 55,683 Covid-19 patients have been discharged from hospitals across the country, according to the response center. Moscow logged 15,442 new Covid-19 cases and 83 deaths in the same period, according to the stopcoronavirus.rf portal.