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US “breaks” daily case record with 267,000 infections – latest update

Covid-19 infected more than 283 million people worldwide and killed more than 5.4 million people. Here are some of the latest developments related to coronavirus:

The US decision to shorten the quarantine period has raised questions and criticism as the number of Omicron variants surged. (AP)

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

In the United States, 267,000 cases are recorded per day

According to the United States, the United States broke the record of daily infectious diseases New York Times, 267,000 new Covid cases were reported in the country.

This was after the hit country decided to reduce the recommended Covid-19 quarantine and quarantine period from 10 days to 5 days, causing confusion and fear among Americans. It has elicited criticism from some medical professionals that it may be possible.

“Previous US daily case records were set on January 11, 2021, with a seven-day average of 251,232,” the Times reported in the Mid-Atlantic region, including Washington, Maryland, and Virginia. Added that he broke the record of daily cases one day ago.

Meanwhile, US guidance raises questions about how it was created and why it has changed now. In the midst of another surge in winter, this was mainly caused by the highly contagious subspecies of Omicron.

WHO: Omicron’s risk is still very high

According to the World Health Organization, the risk posed by the Omicron variant remains “very high” after the Covid-19 case count increased by 11% worldwide last week.

Omicron is behind the rapid virus surge in several countries, including those that have already overtaken the previously predominant delta variant, WHO said in a weekly epidemiological update to Covid-19.

U.S. regulators say rapid home inspections may not be as accurate at Omicron

According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Rapid Covid’s home testing is more likely to result in false negatives with highly mutated Omicron variants compared to previous strains.

The news is that the country is not fully aware of the experts as a result of the test crunch, as the waiting time for more accurate PCR tests is longer and the supply of homekits is so scarce. Occurs when faced with a massive surge.

In a statement, the FDA is working with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the performance of home tests (also known as “antigen” tests) on patient samples containing live versions of the Omicron mutant. I did.

France sets a new record in everyday cases

France has recorded approximately 180,000 infections in the last 24 hours and has set a new record for daily coronavirus cases.

According to data released by the national public health agency, 179,807 cases and 290 deaths were recorded. The previous high was registered on 25 December with 104,611 infections.

To prevent the country from embarking on yet another blockade, the government has announced new measures, including working from home, limiting large gatherings, and accelerating the vaccine campaign for the third booster shot.

Greece sees new records of daily incidents

Greece broke the record of daily coronavirus cases, and the Ministry of Health reported 21,657 new infections in the last 24 hours.

This is the highest daily tally the country has seen since the pandemic began, more than double the Monday record of 9,284.

The Attic region, where Athens is located, recorded 2,665 infections in Thessaloniki, the second largest city in the country, and recorded 9,882 cases alone.

Source: TRT World and distributors

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