US reports at least 1.
1 mln COVID cases in day
NEW YORK, 11th January, 2022 – The United States reported at least 1.
13 million new coronavirus infections on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, the highest daily total of any country in the world as the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant showed no signs of slowing.
The previous record was 1.
03 million cases on 3rd January.
A large number of cases are reported each Monday due to many states not reporting over the weekend.
The seven-day average for new cases has tripled in two weeks to over 700,000 new infections a day.
Not all states have yet reported on Monday and the final figure is likely to be even higher.
The record in new cases came the same day as the nation saw the number of hospitalised COVID-19 patients also hit an all-time high, having doubled in three weeks, Reuters tally revealed.
There were more than 135,500 people hospitalised with COVID, surpassing the record of 132,051 set in January last year.
Deaths are averaging 1,700 per day, up from about 1,400 in recent days but within levels seen earlier this winter.