GENEVA (AN) — The global number of confirmed COVID-19 cases surpassed 300 million with 5.47 million deaths on Friday as nations reeled from a highly transmissible Omicron variant.
It has been five months since the 200 million mark was crossed, an acceleration from the six months it took to go from 100 million to 200 million. Before that it was little more than a year between the first reported outbreak and the first 100 million cases, according to World Health Organization figures.
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