Live updates: Global COVID-19 cases surpass 354 million
Updated 13:28, 25-Jan-2022

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 354 million, with over 5.6 million deaths, the latest data from Johns Hopkins University shows.

Here is the latest:

The Chinese mainland recorded 45 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday, with 18 linked with local transmissions.

Japan is set to approve expanding stricter anti-COVID-19 measures to 18 additional regions on Tuesday.

The World Health Organization (WHO) director-general on Monday warned that conditions remain ideal for more coronavirus variants to emerge and it's dangerous to assume Omicron is the last one or that "we are in the endgame."

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