Chicago: More than a year after the vaccine was launched, new cases of COVID-19 in the United States surged to record highs, averaging over 265,000 per day. This is a surge caused primarily by the highly contagious Omicron mutant.
According to data held by Johns Hopkins University, the previous mark was 250,000 per day set in mid-January.
The rapidly spreading mutant version of the virus has hit Christmas and New Year hard, and after a few weeks when Americans seemed to enjoy the almost normal holiday season, they decided to shrink the community or stop the festival. I was forced to do it. Thousands of flights canceled due to staff shortage due to virus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the number of Americans currently hospitalized for COVID-19 is about 60,000, about half the number seen in January.
Hospitalization can lag behind the number of cases, as many experts suspect, but the numbers may indicate that Omicron is not as seriously ill as previous versions.
Several European countries, including France, Greece, the United Kingdom and Spain, also reported record cases this week, urging a ban on music at the New Year celebrations in Greece and encouraging immunization by French authorities. Promoted the promotion.
https://www.siasat.com/new-covid-19-cases-in-us-soar-to-highest-levels-on-record-2250040/ New COVID-19 cases in the U.S. surge to record highs