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US reports three times more spread of Covid-19 cases amid the spread of the Omicron VariantAuthor : Nehal Agarwal
On Monday, The United States has reported over 1 million COVID-19 cases, amid the rapid spread of the Omicron variant.
The US health authorities have registered a huge rise in the new Covid-19 cases, as compared to the previous waves. An increase in coronavirus infections was expected. When this week's numbers came out but nothing like this.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University. It is also said, 1 in every100 Americans will have been reported as a positive case in just the last week.
On Tuesday, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have planned to meet with the White House coronavirus response team to discuss a course of action as omicron becomes ubiquitous, reported USA TODAY.
By 7:30 pm ET Monday, Johns Hopkins University data showed about 1,042,000 more cases than the day before, and it wasn't immediately clear that all states had reported in. That count clearly includes hefty numbers of backlogged cases.
About one-fifth of states reported infections Saturday and one-third Sunday.
Still, the previous single-day record was about 591,000 cases, set Thursday, reported USA TODAY.
The preliminary total for Monday could add up to a weekly average of close to 450,000 cases per day.
The highest cases which were recorded previously, for a whole week, 1.76 million, figures to be not only surpassed but possibly doubled.
According to Johns Hopkins University data, the US has recorded more than 55 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, or one for every six people in the country. And, more than 826,000 deaths.
Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration on Monday had expanded the emergency use authorization of a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to include youths from the age group of 12 to 15 years.