Global COVID-19 Cases Surpass 250 Million

More than 250 million cases of Covid-19 have been reported globally, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

This grim milestone comes about a year and eight months since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic in March 2020. The first 50 million cases were reported over the first eight months -- a full year ago, on November 7, 2020 -- and there have been about 50 million new cases reported about every three months since then.

Globally, more than 5 million people have died of Covid-19, JHU data shows.

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