COVID Roundup: US Cases Go Past 90m, India Above 43m

The United States has surpassed 90 million confirmed COVID-19 infections, topping the list of countries with the most cases, while India has recorded over 43 million.

John Hopkins University recorded a total of 90,200,438 COVID-19 infections and 1,026,294 deaths in the US on Friday. The data showed that over three million COVID-19 infections have been reported in the last 28 days.

The new BA.5 Omicron subvariant has fueled the increased COVID-19 infection in the US and Europe. A recent study showed that the BA.5 subvariant is more resistant to messenger RNA vaccines such as the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines.

India, the second worst hit by COVID-19, saw a 21,880 daily rise in infections despite an increased vaccine rollout. The country has reached 43,847,065 COVID-19 infections and recorder 525,930 deaths. As of Friday, around 2 billion vaccine doses have been rolled out.

France and Brazil have recorded more than 33 million COVID-19 infections. John Hopkins data recorded one COVID-19 infection in North Korea and nine in Antarctica.

The global infection has reached 568,000,121, with 6,379,872 recorded deaths.

The World Health Organization announced Friday it had updated the Global COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy, accelerating the development and access to vaccines through increased investments and distributed manufacturing.

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