100M new COVID-19 cases reported in less than a month worldwide

100M new COVID-19 cases were reported in less than a month worldwide.

The world saw 100 million COVID-19 cases in just the past month amid the spread of the extremely infectious omicron variant. 

On Tuesday, the world reached more than 400 million known coronavirus cases, just a month after hitting 300 million, according to The New York Times.

The already-high figures are almost certainly an undercount given that many at-home positive rapid test results are not included in the count and not all people infected with the virus are tested for a variety of reasons.  

Though cases were still pervasive at the beginning of the pandemic, it took more than a year since the first detection of a COVID-19 case for the globe to see its first 100 million cases, a milestone reached in January 2021. The next 100 million cases came in a shorter time frame of about seven months, the Times added. 

Despite the record-setting milestone, daily case numbers have started to decline after an overwhelming surge in infections fueled by omicron.

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Source: The Khaama Press News Agency

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